Applied Physics B

, Volume 103, Issue 4, pp 837–840

Room-temperature continuous wave laser oscillations in Nd:YAG ceramic waveguides produced by carbon ion implantation

  • Y. Tan
  • C. Zhang
  • F. Chen
  • F.-Q. Liu
  • D. Jaque
  • Q.-M. Lu
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s00340-010-4260-y

Cite this article as:
Tan, Y., Zhang, C., Chen, F. et al. Appl. Phys. B (2011) 103: 837. doi:10.1007/s00340-010-4260-y

Abstract

We report on the generation of continuous wave lasers at a wavelength of ∼1064 nm in a Nd:YAG ceramic waveguide at room temperature. The waveguide was fabricated by using 6 MeV carbon ion implantation at a fluence of 3×1014 ions/cm2. Laser operation has been realized with a slope efficiency as high as ∼11%. The pump threshold of an 808-nm laser beam for the waveguide laser oscillation is 19.5 mW.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Y. Tan
    • 1
  • C. Zhang
    • 1
  • F. Chen
    • 1
    • 2
  • F.-Q. Liu
    • 1
  • D. Jaque
    • 3
  • Q.-M. Lu
    • 4
  1. 1.School of PhysicsShandong UniversityJinanPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.State Key Laboratory of Crystal MaterialsShandong UniversityJinanPeople’s Republic of China
  3. 3.Departamento de Física de Materiales, GIEL, Facultad de CienciasUniversidad Autónoma de MadridMadridSpain
  4. 4.School of Chemistry and Chemical EngineeringShandong UniversityJinanPeople’s Republic of China