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Title: Planar waveguide devices fabricated by pulsed laser deposition
Author: Barrington, Stephen John
ISNI:       0000 0001 3448 3424
Awarding Body: University of Southampton
Current Institution: University of Southampton
Date of Award: 2001
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This thesis is intended to be a comprehensive study on the use of pulsed laser deposition to fabricate planar waveguide devices. As such, a thorough review into the state of the art of current activities in this area is initially presented. A buried Nd:GGG waveguide laser has been fabricated for the first time by PLD and has achieved lasing action at a threshold of 14.8 mW of absorbed power. Comparison of the lasing threshold to that of similar uncapped devices demonstrate that the capped layer has a highly beneficial effect on the lasing threshold when the particulate density in the film is high.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available
Keywords: TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering ; QC Physics