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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 12 — Jun. 8, 2009
  • pp: 9924–9932

Highly ytterbium-doped silica fibers with low photo-darkening

Shigeru Suzuki, Hugh A. McKay, Xiang Peng, Libin Fu, and Liang Dong  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 12, pp. 9924-9932 (2009)

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Phosphorus co-doping is known to reduce clustering levels of rare earth ions in silica hosts. In this paper, ytterbium-doped silica fibers with ~8.9wt% Yb2O3, up to ~4700dB/m peak core absorption at 976nm, and low photo-darkening are demonstrated using high phosphorus co-doping. Measured gain as high as ~7dB/cm is demonstrated in the fiber.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: March 12, 2009
Revised Manuscript: April 19, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: May 8, 2009
Published: May 28, 2009

Shigeru Suzuki, Hugh A. McKay, Xiang Peng, Libin Fu, and Liang Dong, "Highly ytterbium-doped silica fibers with low photo-darkening," Opt. Express 17, 9924-9932 (2009)

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