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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 16 — Aug. 3, 2009
  • pp: 13487–13492

Luminescence and optical gain in Pb-doped silica-based optical fibers

Igor A. Bufetov, Sergey V. Firstov, Vladimir F. Khopin, Alexey N. Abramov, Alexey N. Guryanov, and Evgeny M. Dianov  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 16, pp. 13487-13492 (2009)

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IR luminescence and optical gain in a Pb-doped fiber have been observed for the first time. Absorption, luminescence and pump on/pump off optical gain spectra, as well as luminescence decay time, have been measured in these fibers. Comparison of optical active center characteristics in Pb-doped and Bi-doped fibers of the same composition indicates an essential difference of optical active centers in these two types of fibers.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2290) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber materials
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: June 18, 2009
Revised Manuscript: July 7, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: July 7, 2009
Published: July 21, 2009

Igor A. Bufetov, Sergey V. Firstov, Vladimir F. Khopin, Alexey N. Abramov, Alexey N. Guryanov, and Evgeny M. Dianov, "Luminescence and optical gain in Pb-doped silica-based optical fibers," Opt. Express 17, 13487-13492 (2009)

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