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Optical Materials Express

  • Editor: David J. Hagan
  • Vol. 2, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 2012
  • pp: 1504–1510

Composition of nanoparticles in optical fibers by Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry

Wilfried Blanc, Christelle Guillermier, and Bernard Dussardier  »View Author Affiliations

Optical Materials Express, Vol. 2, Issue 11, pp. 1504-1510 (2012)

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The development of new active optical fibre devices requires materials with « augmented » intrinsic properties, though using luminescent ion (LI) –doped silica as host glass. Optical fibers containing dielectric nanoparticles (DNP) grown by phase separation are proposed. DNP would optimally fully encapsulate LI to produce « engineered » spectroscopic properties. To determine the composition of DNP, Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry imaging at high spatial resolution is employed. Through the use of this technique, we demonstrate without ambiguity the partition of Mg, P and Er in DNP. By increasing Mg concentration, Si concentration in DNP decreases, which explains the spectroscopic behaviour of Er.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2270) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber characterization
(060.2290) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber materials
(160.5690) Materials : Rare-earth-doped materials
(160.6030) Materials : Silica
(160.4236) Materials : Nanomaterials

ToC Category:
Materials for Fiber Optics

Original Manuscript: August 17, 2012
Revised Manuscript: September 17, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: September 17, 2012
Published: October 1, 2012

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Wilfried Blanc, Christelle Guillermier, and Bernard Dussardier, "Composition of nanoparticles in optical fibers by Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry," Opt. Mater. Express 2, 1504-1510 (2012)

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