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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 48, Iss. 31 — Nov. 1, 2009
  • pp: G119–G124

Erbium emission properties in nanostructured fibers

Wilfried Blanc, Bernard Dussardier, Gérard Monnom, Romain Peretti, Anne-Marie Jurdyc, Bernard Jacquier, Marie Foret, and Ann Roberts  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 48, Issue 31, pp. G119-G124 (2009)

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A new route was recently proposed to modify some spectroscopic properties of rare-earth ions in silica-based fibers. We had shown the incorporation of erbium ions in amorphous dielectric nanoparticles, grown in fiber preforms. Here we present the achieved stabilization of nanometric erbium-doped dielectric nanoparticles within the core of silica fibers. We present the nanoparticle dimensional characterization in fiber samples. We also show the spectroscopic characterization of erbium in preform samples with similar nanoparticle size and composition. This new route could have important potentials in improving rare-earth-doped fiber amplifiers and laser sources.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(060.2410) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, erbium
(160.5690) Materials : Rare-earth-doped materials
(160.6030) Materials : Silica
(300.6280) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, fluorescence and luminescence
(350.4238) Other areas of optics : Nanophotonics and photonic crystals

Original Manuscript: June 16, 2009
Revised Manuscript: September 21, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: September 21, 2009
Published: October 22, 2009

Wilfried Blanc, Bernard Dussardier, Gérard Monnom, Romain Peretti, Anne-Marie Jurdyc, Bernard Jacquier, Marie Foret, and Ann Roberts, "Erbium emission properties in nanostructured fibers," Appl. Opt. 48, G119-G124 (2009)

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