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  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 47, Iss. 27 — Sep. 20, 2008
  • pp: 4940–4944

Bismuth activated alumosilicate optical fibers fabricated by surface-plasma chemical vapor deposition technology

Igor A. Bufetov, Konstantin M. Golant, Sergey V. Firstov, Artem V. Kholodkov, Alexey V. Shubin, and Evgeny M. Dianov  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 47, Issue 27, pp. 4940-4944 (2008)

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Plasma chemical technology is experimentally applied to the fabrication of a Bi-activated alumosilicate-core pure-silica-cladding fiber preform. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first time this technology has been applied in this way. We measure gain efficiency at pumping by a 1058 nm wavelength Yb fiber laser in a piece of a newly obtained fiber 20 m in length within 100 1200 nm wavelengths band. The gain efficiency reaches as high as 0.2 dB / mW . Bi-activated alumosilicate-core pure-silica-cladding fiber that is not more than 12 m in length serves a basis for a 1 W output power fiber laser emitting at the wavelength of 1160 nm with 8% slope efficiency. We also measure the photoluminescence spectrum and kinetics of Bi centers responsible for laser emission under the excitation of 193 nm wavelength ArF laser pulses.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2290) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber materials
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(140.3380) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.4480) Lasers and laser optics : Optical amplifiers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: April 22, 2008
Revised Manuscript: July 16, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: August 8, 2008
Published: September 17, 2008

Igor A. Bufetov, Konstantin M. Golant, Sergey V. Firstov, Artem V. Kholodkov, Alexey V. Shubin, and Evgeny M. Dianov, "Bismuth activated alumosilicate optical fibers fabricated by surface-plasma chemical vapor deposition technology," Appl. Opt. 47, 4940-4944 (2008)

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