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Optical Materials Express

  • Editor: David J. Hagan
  • Vol. 1, Iss. 8 — Dec. 1, 2011
  • pp: 1515–1526

Yb3+, Tm3+ and Ho3+ triply-doped tellurite core-cladding optical fiber for white light generation

D. Manzani, Y. Ledemi, I. Skripachev, Y. Messaddeq, S. J. L. Ribeiro, R. E. P. de Oliveira, and C. J. S. de Matos  »View Author Affiliations

Optical Materials Express, Vol. 1, Issue 8, pp. 1515-1526 (2011)

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Tellurite glass is proposed as a host for Yb3+, Tm3+ and Ho3+ triply doped optical fiber and, in this work, a new multimode optical fiber with triply-doped core was fabricated. We report results on the processing and characterization of tellurite-based glass preforms and fibers. Cr3+ was used as tracer to assess core quality and uniformity across 60 mm length preform. By Raman fluorescence of Tm3+ ions contained into the core, we also mapped the interface between core and cladding that reveals an interface around 45 μm for a 10.11 mm of preform. For triply-doped core fiber excited at 980 nm, we generated white light radiation. The chromaticity diagram showed the multicolor emission and the color tunability of the triply-doped core optical fiber.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2290) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber materials
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(160.2540) Materials : Fluorescent and luminescent materials
(160.4670) Materials : Optical materials
(160.5690) Materials : Rare-earth-doped materials

ToC Category:
Fiber Materials

Original Manuscript: September 6, 2011
Revised Manuscript: November 3, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: November 3, 2011
Published: November 8, 2011

D. Manzani, Y. Ledemi, I. Skripachev, Y. Messaddeq, S. J. L. Ribeiro, R. E. P. de Oliveira, and C. J. S. de Matos, "Yb3+, Tm3+ and Ho3+ triply-doped tellurite core-cladding optical fiber for white light generation," Opt. Mater. Express 1, 1515-1526 (2011)

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