Significant photosensitivity of aluminosilicate fibers (with and without Er codoping) was observed. Effect of photosensitization was demonstrated for the first time for such fibers. Potential to write gratings directly in Er-doped aluminosilicate fibers was demonstrated.
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(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2290) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber materials
(160.0160) Materials : Materials
(160.5690) Materials : Rare-earth-doped materials
Y. V. Larionov, A. A. Rybaltovsky, S. L. Semjonov, M. M. Bubnov, E. M. Dianov, S. K. Vartapetov, M. A. Kurzanov, A. Z. Obidin, V. A. Yamschikov, A. N. Guryanov, M. V. Yashkov, and A. A. Umnikov, "High photosensitivity of Al2O3-doped fibers to 193 nm and 157 nm excimer laser irradiation," in Bragg Gratings, Photosensitivity, and Poling in Glass Waveguides, Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2003), paper MC4.
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