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  • Vol. 20, Iss. 21 — Nov. 1, 1995
  • pp: 2195–2197

Infrared-induced photodarkening in Tm-doped fluoride fibers

P. R. Barber, R. Paschotta, A. C. Tropper, and D. C. Hanna  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 20, Issue 21, pp. 2195-2197 (1995)

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We have observed a new type of infrared-induced photodarkening in high-numerical-aperture fluoride fibers doped with 3000 and 10,000 parts in 106 by weight of Tm. The loss induced in the visible region by 1140-nm radiation is very strong (as high as 25 dB in a 50-cm piece) and broadband; it can be removed by irradiation with the same pump wavelength at lower powers.

© 1995 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: June 26, 1995
Published: November 1, 1995

P. R. Barber, R. Paschotta, A. C. Tropper, and D. C. Hanna, "Infrared-induced photodarkening in Tm-doped fluoride fibers," Opt. Lett. 20, 2195-2197 (1995)

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