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  • Vol. 26, Iss. 23 — Dec. 1, 2001
  • pp: 1855–1857

Hypersensitization of rare-earth-doped waveguides for distributed-feedback amplifier and laser applications

J. Canning and K. Sommer  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 26, Issue 23, pp. 1855-1857 (2001)

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Deterioration of the gain coefficient as a result of UV processing of hydrogen-loaded Er3+ - and Er3+/Yb 3+ -doped silicate optical waveguides can be reduced by initial hypersensitization of the waveguide prior to bulk irradiation. This allows improved performance in active-grating devices such as distributed-feedback fiber amplifiers and lasers.

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OCIS Codes
(160.4670) Materials : Optical materials
(230.1150) Optical devices : All-optical devices
(260.5130) Physical optics : Photochemistry

J. Canning and K. Sommer, "Hypersensitization of rare-earth-doped waveguides for distributed-feedback amplifier and laser applications," Opt. Lett. 26, 1855-1857 (2001)

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  1. J. Canning, “Photosensitisation and photostabilisation of laser-induced index changes in optical fibers,” in Opt. Fiber Technol. 6, 275 (2000).
  2. J. Canning, “Hypersensitisation of optical waveguides,” in Optoelectronics and Communications Conference (OECC '2001) (Institute of Radio and Electronic Engineers, Sydney, Australia, 2001), pp. 26–28.
  3. J. Canning M. Åslund, “The photosensitization of optical waveguides,” in Bragg Gratings, Photosensitivity, and Poling in Glass Waveguides 1999, E. J. Friebele, R. Kashyap, T. Erdogan, eds., Vol. 33 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2000), pp. 254–259.
  4. M. Åslund, J. Canning, G. Yoffe, “Locking in photosensitivity in optical fibers and waveguides,” Opt. Lett. 24, 1826–1828 (1999).
  5. M. Åslund J. Canning, “Annealing properties of gratings written into UV-presensitized hydrogen-outdiffused optical fiber,” Opt. Lett. 25, 692–694 (2000).
  6. J. Canning, M. Åslund, H.-F. Hu, “UV-induced absorption losses in hydrogen-loaded optical fibers and in presensitized optical fibers,” Opt. Lett. 25, 1621–1623 (2000).
  7. J. Canning P.-F. Hu, “Eliminating UV-induced losses during UV-exposure of photo-hypersensitized optical fibers,” paper A6 presented at the 8th Bragg Gratings, Photosensitivity, and Poling in Glass Waveguides, Topical Meeting, Stresa, Italy, July 1–6, 2001.
  8. J. Canning, M. G. Sceats, H. G. Inglis, P. Hill, “Transient and permanent gratings in phosphosilicate optical fibers produced by the flash condensation technique,” Opt. Lett. 20, 2189–2191 (1995).
  9. A. L. G. Carter, “Flash condensation optical fibers,” Ph.D. dissertation (Department of Physical Chemistry, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia, 1995).
  10. J. Canning, M. G. Sceats, S. B. Poole, G. J. Cowle, Generation of p in-gap resonances through detuning of half a Bragg grating for DFB fibre laser operation,” paper 16C2–4 presented at the Optoelectronics and Communications Conference (OECC '96), Chiba, Japan, July 16–19, 1996.

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