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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 7 — Mar. 31, 2008
  • pp: 4688–4697

Characterization of defect luminescence in Yb doped silica fibers: part I NBOHC

Peter D. Dragic, Chad G. Carlson, and André Croteau  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 7, pp. 4688-4697 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.004688


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Abstract

We present an analysis of non-bridging oxygen hole center (NBOHC) defects in Yb-doped silica fibers. Red photoluminescence is observed when several fiber samples are irradiated with green light (532nm). Both highly Ge-doped and moderately P-doped Yb fibers exhibit red-shifted NBOHC emission spectra while highly Al-doped Yb fibers seem to exhibit NBOHC spectra closer to that of pure silica. NBOHC centers may play a role in the photodarkening process of Yb doped fibers.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2270) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber characterization
(160.2220) Materials : Defect-center materials
(140.3615) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, ytterbium
(060.3510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Lasers, fiber

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: January 24, 2008
Revised Manuscript: March 13, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: March 17, 2008
Published: March 20, 2008

Citation
Peter D. Dragic, Chad G. Carlson, and André Croteau, "Characterization of defect luminescence in Yb doped silica fibers: part I NBOHC," Opt. Express 16, 4688-4697 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-7-4688


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