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Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics
Long Beach, California United States
May 21, 2006
ISBN: 1-55752-813-6
Fiber Design and Composition (CTuQ)

Effect of Heat and H2 Gas on the Photo-Darkening of Yb+3 Fibers

Jayesh Jasapara, Matthew Andrejco, David DiGiovanni, and Robert Windeler

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Abstract

Heating a photo-darkened Ytterbium fiber causes a recovery in spectral transmission to the pre-darkened state. Exposure to H$_2$ at high temperatures causes a permanent change in the visible transmission identical to that caused by photo-darkening.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(260.0260) Physical optics : Physical optics
(260.5130) Physical optics : Photochemistry

Citation
J. Jasapara, M. Andrejco, D. DiGiovanni, and R. Windeler, "Effect of Heat and H2 Gas on the Photo-Darkening of Yb+3 Fibers," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper CTuQ5.
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=CLEO-2006-CTuQ5


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