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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 2011
  • pp: 1557–1559

Highly efficient Yb-doped silica fibers prepared by powder sinter technology

Martin Leich, Florian Just, Andreas Langner, Mario Such, Gerhard Schötz, Tina Eschrich, and Stephan Grimm  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 9, pp. 1557-1559 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.36.001557


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Abstract

We report on the characteristics of an active fiber with core material made by sintering of Yb-doped silica powders as an alternative to a conventional modified chemical vapor deposition (MCVD) technique. This material provides the possibility to design very large and homogenously rare-earth doped active fiber cores. We have determined a fiber background attenuation of 20 dB/km and measured a slope efficiency of 80%. These values are comparable to established fibers made by MCVD technology.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2270) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber characterization
(060.2290) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber materials
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(060.3510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Lasers, fiber

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: March 3, 2011
Revised Manuscript: March 25, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: March 28, 2011
Published: April 21, 2011

Citation
Martin Leich, Florian Just, Andreas Langner, Mario Such, Gerhard Schötz, Tina Eschrich, and Stephan Grimm, "Highly efficient Yb-doped silica fibers prepared by powder sinter technology," Opt. Lett. 36, 1557-1559 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-36-9-1557


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