Neodymium-complex-doped steady-state polymer waveguide lasers

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

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    Channel waveguides based on a polymer, 6-fluorinated-dianhydride/epoxy, which is actively doped with a rare-earth-ion-doped complex, Nd(thenoyltrifluoroacetone)3 1,10-phenanthroline, have been fabricated. Luminescence and loss spectra of the channel waveguides have been experimentally investigated. By optimization of the fabrication procedure of both, host material and optical structure, steady-state laser emission has been demonstrated from a channel waveguide near 1060 nm, which provides up to 440 µW of output power from the waveguide structures developed.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2009 Annual Symposium of the IEEE Photonics Benelux Chapter
    EditorsStefano Beri, Philippe Tassin, Gordon Craggs, Xaveer Leijtens, Jan Dankaert
    PublisherVUBPress Brussels University Press
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Print)978-90-5487-650-2
    Publication statusPublished - 5 Nov 2009
    Event14th Annual Symposium of the IEEE Photonics Benelux Chapter 2009 - Brussels, Belgium
    Duration: 5 Nov 20096 Nov 2009
    Conference number: 14

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    PublisherVUBPress Brussels University Press


    Conference14th Annual Symposium of the IEEE Photonics Benelux Chapter 2009


    • IR-69942
    • METIS-265794
    • Neodymium
    • IOMS-APD: Active Photonic Devices
    • Laser
    • EWI-17446
    • polymer waveguide

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