This paper presents evidence that extensive heat treatment on sol-gel waveguide amplifiers drastically reduces the levels of erbium ion inversion. Furthermore, porosity measurements are presented which indicate the optimum annealing conditions for glass consolidation.
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A. Laliotis and E. M. Yeatman, "Consolidation and homogeneity of sol-gel Er doped waveguide amplifiers," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/International Quantum Electronics Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper CTuS2.
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