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Optics Express

  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 2006
  • pp: 3981–3992

Cooperative luminescence and absorption in Ytterbium-doped silica fiber and the fiber nonlinear transmission coefficient at λ=980 nm with a regard to the Ytterbium ion-pairs’ effect

Alexander V. Kir’yanov, Yuri O. Barmenkov, Itzel Lucio Martinez, Andrey S. Kurkov, and Evgenii M. Dianov  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 9, pp. 3981-3992 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.14.003981


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Abstract

An experimental and theoretical investigation of the nonlinear transmission coefficient in a set of Ytterbium-doped silica fibers (YFs) with various concentrations of Yb3+ ions at continuous-wave 980-nm pumping is reported. An analysis of the obtained experimental data shows that YF transmission coefficient is notably affected by the presence of Yb3+ - Yb3+ ion-pairs in the fibers, especially in heavily-doped ones. The last fact is confirmed by the study of the cooperative luminescence and absorption effects in the fibers, where a detailed inspection of their dependence on Yb3+ concentration is presented. The pairs’ effect is shown to seriously modify both the nonlinear character of YF transmission coefficient at λ = 980 nm and Yb3+ excited-state relaxation. A modeling of the experimental data is performed, which allows to find the coefficients addressing the pairs’ effect in each of YFs under study and, as a result, to fit the experimentally measured dependences of YF transmission coefficient on pump power, fiber length, and Yb3+ concentration.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2270) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber characterization
(160.5690) Materials : Rare-earth-doped materials
(190.4180) Nonlinear optics : Multiphoton processes
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: April 13, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: April 17, 2006
Published: May 1, 2006

Citation
Alexander V. Kir'yanov, Yuri O. Barmenkov, Itzel L. Martinez, Audrey S. Kurkov, and Evgenii M. Dianov, "Cooperative luminescence and absorption in Ytterbium-doped silica fiber and the fiber nonlinear transmission coefficient at λ=980 nm with a regard to the Ytterbium ion-pairs’ effect," Opt. Express 14, 3981-3992 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-14-9-3981


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