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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 16 — Aug. 3, 2009
  • pp: 14104–14108

Highly ytterbium-doped bismuth-oxide-based fiber

Seiki Ohara and Yutaka Kuroiwa  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 16, pp. 14104-14108 (2009)

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Thermally stable highly ytterbium-doped bismuth-oxide-based glasses have been investigated. The absorbance increased linearly with Yb2O3 concentration, reaching 7800 dB/m with 3 mol-% of Yb2O3. An ytterbium-doped bismuth-oxide-based fiber has also been fabricated with a fiber loss of 0.24 dB/m. A fiber laser is also demonstrated, and it shows a slope efficiency of 36%.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2290) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber materials
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.3615) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, ytterbium
(060.3510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Lasers, fiber

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Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: June 29, 2009
Revised Manuscript: July 17, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: July 23, 2009
Published: July 29, 2009

Seiki Ohara and Yutaka Kuroiwa, "Highly ytterbium-doped bismuth-oxide-based fiber," Opt. Express 17, 14104-14108 (2009)

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