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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 25 — Dec. 5, 2011
  • pp: 25077–25083

Temporal evolution and correlation between cooperative luminescence and photodarkening in ytterbium doped silica fibers

Hrvoje Gebavi, Stefano Taccheo, Daniel Milanese, Achille Monteville, Olivier Le Goffic, David Landais, David Mechin, Denis Tregoat, Benoit Cadier, and Thierry Robin  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 25, pp. 25077-25083 (2011)

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The present work describes photodarkening from the viewpoint of cooperative luminescence. The temporal evolution of both effects was measured simultaneously by means of ytterbium doped aluminosilicate fibers for concentrations up to 1.8 wt% Yb3+. The quadratic dependence of photodarkening and cooperative luminescence versus dopant concentration was observed. The change in the photodarkening and cooperative luminescence mutual dynamics for highly and low doped fibers is ascribed to a different ion number which forms the cluster. Cooperative luminescence is proved to be a natural probe for photodarkening since it provides new pieces of information and contributes to the photodarkening mechanism description.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(160.5690) Materials : Rare-earth-doped materials
(260.5210) Physical optics : Photoionization
(140.3615) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, ytterbium

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: October 10, 2011
Revised Manuscript: November 14, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: November 14, 2011
Published: November 23, 2011

Hrvoje Gebavi, Stefano Taccheo, Daniel Milanese, Achille Monteville, Olivier Le Goffic, David Landais, David Mechin, Denis Tregoat, Benoit Cadier, and Thierry Robin, "Temporal evolution and correlation between cooperative luminescence and photodarkening in ytterbium doped silica fibers," Opt. Express 19, 25077-25083 (2011)

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