LDS dye-doped pure zirconia and zirconia-organically modified silicate (ORMOSIL) thin film waveguides were prepared on glass substrates by a low-temperature sol-gel technique. The absorption, fluorescence and amplified spontaneous emission properties of the waveguides were investigated. Near infrared distributed feedback laser action was induced in the LDS dye-doped zirconia-ORMOSIL waveguides. Tunable narrow linewidth lasing output from 670 up to 930 nm in a transmission grating geometry was realized in the zirconia-ORMOSIL films.
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- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
- General Physics and Astronomy