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Neodymium-doped glasses for waveguide lasers
Author(s): Kenneth H. Church; Raymond Zanoni; David L. Sapak; Joseph S. Hayden
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Paper Abstract

We report recent results from our work on the fabrication of neodymium waveguide lasers. Several neodymium doped glasses. APG-1, LG-680, BK 7 and S 3 made by Schott Glass Technologies, Inc. were studied as candidates for use as waveguide lasers. It was found that S 3, a standard ophthalmic glass, had the best ion-exchange properties of any of the glasses studied. A waveguide laser was successfully made using the neodymium doped S 3 glass.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 October 1994
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2287, Properties and Characteristics of Optical Glass III, (21 October 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.190937
Show Author Affiliations
Kenneth H. Church, Oklahoma State Univ. (United States)
Raymond Zanoni, Oklahoma State Univ. (United States)
David L. Sapak, Schott Glass Technologies Inc. (United States)
Joseph S. Hayden, Schott Glass Technologies Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2287:
Properties and Characteristics of Optical Glass III
Alexander J. Marker, Editor(s)

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