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Planar waveguide structures created by PLD
Author(s): Miroslav Jelinek; Jan Laneok; J. Sonsky; Lubomir Jastrabik; Christos Grivas; Costas Fotakis; Alan A. Anderson; Robert William Eason; Francois Flory
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Paper Abstract

In this work an overview of active planar waveguide systems created by various technologies and especially by method of pulsed laser deposition is given. Parameters of created planar waveguide lasers are summarized. Our experiences with laser deposition and characterization of thin films of Ti:sapphire, Nd:YAG and Nd:YAP are presented. For film deposition a KrF excimer laser was used. Film properties were characterized by XRD, mode spectroscopy, and by study of attenuation and luminescence spectra. Films exhibit waveguiding properties. The waveguide losses as low as 1 dB/cm for Ti:sapphire/sapphire and 0.5 dB/cm for Nd:YAP/(0001)sapphire were measured.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 May 1998
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 3404, ALT'97 International Conference on Laser Surface Processing, (26 May 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.308628
Show Author Affiliations
Miroslav Jelinek, Institute of Physics (Czech Republic)
Jan Laneok, Institute of Physics (Czech Republic)
J. Sonsky, Institute of Physics (Czech Republic)
Lubomir Jastrabik, Institute of Physics (Czech Republic)
Christos Grivas, Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas/IESL (Greece)
Costas Fotakis, Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas/IESL (Greece)
Alan A. Anderson, Univ. of Southampton (United Kingdom)
Robert William Eason, Univ. of Southampton (United Kingdom)
Francois Flory, Ecole Nationale Superieure de Marseille (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3404:
ALT'97 International Conference on Laser Surface Processing
Vladimir I. Pustovoy, Editor(s)

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