We studied the temporal behaviour of photodarkening in an Yb-doped LMA fiber and show photobleaching of the same fiber. The absorption spectra and the influence on the lasing properties are shown.
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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
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
J. Boullet, I. Manek-Hönninger, T. Cardinal, F. Guillen, M. Podgorski, S. Ermeneux, R. Bello Doua, and F. Salin, "Photodarkening and Photobleaching of an Ytterbium-Doped Silica Double-Clad LMA Fiber," 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, 2007), paper JTuA76.
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