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  • Vol. 32, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 2014
  • pp: 1669–1673

A Glue Splicing Method to Join Silica and Fluoride Fibers With Low Attenuation

Rawaa Al-Mahrous, Reinhard Caspary, and Wolfgang Kowalsky

Journal of Lightwave Technology, Vol. 32, Issue 9, pp. 1669-1673 (2014)


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Abstract

We improved our glue splicing method to join silica and fluoride glass fibers. It is now even more robust and stabile with a mean loss below 0.5 dB. Moreover, the splice reflection was reduced to about −42 dB when an index matching gel was used. Pieces of Pr $^{3+}$ /Yb $^{3+}$ doped ZBLAN fibers with lengths of 25 cm were connected to silica fibers. In a fiber laser resonator 6 mW of red laser radiation was achieved with the spliced fibers at a pump power level of 144 mW at 845 nm.

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Rawaa Al-Mahrous, Reinhard Caspary, and Wolfgang Kowalsky, "A Glue Splicing Method to Join Silica and Fluoride Fibers With Low Attenuation," J. Lightwave Technol. 32, 1669-1673 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/jlt/abstract.cfm?URI=jlt-32-9-1669


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