Continuous-wave Nd-doped polymer lasers

C. Grivas, J. Yang, Mart Diemeer, A. Driessen, Markus Pollnau

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    Abstract

    Continuous-wave laser operation at 1060.2 nm was demonstrated in polymer channel waveguides doped with a Nd complex above an absorbed pump threshold of 50 mW. The highest slope efficiency of 2.15% was obtained with 5% outcoupling, resulting in a maximum output power of 0.98 mW. Lasing was also achieved on the quasi-three-level 878 nm transition above a threshold of 74.5 mW. A slope efficiency of 0.35% and an output power of 190 μm were obtained with 2.2% outcoupling. Long-term, stable cw laser operation over at least 2 h was demonstrated, indicating the durability of the polymer gain medium.
    Original languageUndefined
    Article number10.1364/OL.35.001983
    Pages (from-to)1983-1985
    Number of pages3
    JournalOptics letters
    Volume35
    Issue number12
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2010

    Keywords

    • Polymer waveguides
    • channeled
    • EWI-17986
    • IOMS-APD: Active Photonic Devices
    • METIS-270846
    • Lasers
    • Neodymium
    • Integrated Optics devices
    • Rare earth doped materials
    • Laser materials
    • Waveguides
    • IR-71713

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