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We report on the direct low-repetition rate femtosecond pulse laser microfabrication of optical waveguides in KTP crystals and the characterization of refractive index changes after the thermal annealing of the sample, with the focus on studying the potential for direct laser fabricating Mach-Zehnder optical modulators. We have fabricated square cladding(More)
Mode locking based on an epitaxial composite of the monoclinic double tungstate crystal Yb:KLu(WO4)2 is realized. A 100 microm thin Yb:KLu(WO4)2 layer grown on a KLu(WO4)2 substrate is used as an active medium in a laser passively mode locked by a semiconductor saturable absorber. Pulse durations of 114 fs have been achieved for an average power of 31 mW at(More)
In this Letter we report Cs(+) ion exchange channel waveguides on RbTiOPO(4) (RTP) for what we believe is the first time. A Ti channel mask was fabricated on an RTP substrate by conventional photolithography. The ion exchange process was carried out in a CsNO(3) melt, and the channels produced ranged from 6 to 11 μm in width. The near-field pattern of the(More)
Increasing Yb3+ absorption efficiency is currently desired in a number of applications including bio-imaging, photovoltaics, near infrared driven photocatalysis or ultra-short pulsed solid-state lasers. In this work, silver nanoparticles, which are connected forming disordered networks, have been self-assembled on Yb3+ doped RbTiOPO4 crystals to produce a(More)
Efficient Type II phase-matching second-harmonic generation of a 1125 nm fundamental beam has been obtained using Ba:Yb:Nb:RbTiOPO(4)/RbTiOPO(4) waveguides grown by liquid phase epitaxy. The refractive indices of the epitaxial layer have been measured at different wavelengths, and the Sellmeier coefficients of the chromatic dispersion curves have been(More)
Monoclinic Yb-sensitized (Tm, Ho)-doped KLu(WO4)2 nanocrystals of ~100 nm size have been synthesized by the modified Pechini sol-gel method. Their diode laser near-infrared (~980 nm) excited upconversion emission properties have been characterized at power densities in the range 30-355 W cm(-2). Bright white light composed of blue ~475 nm, green ~540 nm,(More)
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