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Opt Express. 2008 Sep 15;16(19):15198-205.

Active waveguides written by femtosecond laser irradiation in an erbium-doped phospho-tellurite glass.

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  • 1Dipartimento di Fisica, Politecnico di Milano, Piazza L da Vinci 32, 20133 Milano, Italy.


We report on fs-laser micromachining of active waveguides in a new erbium-doped phospho-tellurite glass by means of a compact cavity-dumped Yb-based writing system. The spectroscopic properties of the glass were investigated, and the fs-laser written waveguides were characterized in terms of passive as well as active performance. In particular, internal gain was demonstrated in the whole C+L band of optical communications (1530- 1610 nm).

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