Erbium-Doped Lithium Niobate Waveguide Lasers

Wolfgang SOHLER  Bijoy K. DAS  Dibyendu DEY  Selim REZA  Hubertus SUCHE  Raimund RICKEN  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E88-C    No.5    pp.990-997
Publication Date: 2005/05/01
Online ISSN: 
DOI: 10.1093/ietele/e88-c.5.990
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section INVITED PAPER (Joint Special Section on Recent Progress in Optoelectronics and Communications)
integrated optics,  lithium niobate,  rare earth,  erbium,  waveguide lasers,  

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The recent progress in the field of Ti:Er:LiNbO3 waveguide lasers with emission wavelengths in the range 1530 nm < λ < 1603 nm is reviewed. After a short discussion of the relevant fabrication methods concepts and properties of different types of lasers with grating resonator, acoustooptically tunable Fabry Perot type lasers and new ring laser structures are presented.