Photodarkening in highly Yb-doped aluminosilicate and phosphosilicate fibers, under 488 nm irradiation, is presented. Both irradiation-induced excess loss and post-irradiation temporal loss evaluations reveal that Yb-doped phosphosilicate fiber is highly resistant to photodarkening.
© 2008 Optical Society of America
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2270) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber characterization
(160.0160) Materials : Materials
(160.2290) Materials : Fiber materials
J. K. Sahu, S. Yoo, A. Boyland, C. Basu, M. Kalita, A. Webb, C. L. Sones, J. Nilsson, and D. N. Payne, "488 nm Irradiation Induced Photodarkening Study of Yb-Doped Aluminosilicate and Phosphosilicate Fibers," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper JTuA27.
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