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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 1 — Jan. 9, 2006
  • pp: 50–57

Emission and absorption cross section of thulium doped silica fibers

Søren Dyøe Agger and Jørn Hedegaard Povlsen  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 1, pp. 50-57 (2006)

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A thorough investigation of the emission and absorption spectra of the (3F4,3H6) band in thulium doped silica fibers has been performed. All the basic parameters of thulium in silica have been extracted with the purpose of further analysis in laser and amplifier simulations. The experimental methods used to obtain the scaled cross sections have been carefully selected in order to avoid problems associated with calibrated measurements and knowledge of the radiative lifetime. The values of the absorption cross sections agree well with previously reported values, however the peak emission to peak absorption cross section ratios are found to be significantly below 1. Also confinement factors and thulium concentrations are estimated from the results.

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OCIS Codes
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2270) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber characterization
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.3460) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers
(140.4480) Lasers and laser optics : Optical amplifiers
(300.0300) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy

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Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Søren Dyøe Agger and Jorn Hedegaard Povlsen, "Emission and absorption cross section of thulium doped silica fibers," Opt. Express 14, 50-57 (2006)

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