Saha, Maitreyee and Pal, Atasi and Sen, Ranjan (2014) Vapor Phase Doping of Rare-Earth in Optical Fibers for High Power Laser. IEEE PHOTONICS TECHNOLOGY LETTERS, 26 (1). pp. 58-61. ISSN 1041-1135

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This letter describes an optimized vapor phase doping technique using modified chemical vapor deposition system to fabricate rare-earth doped optical fibers for a high power laser. The process comprises deposition of aluminium oxide and ytterbium oxide in vapor phase simultaneously in combination with silica during formation of the core layer. The process parameters have been judiciously controlled to deliver aluminium chloride and rare-earth-chelate compounds to the reaction zone without decomposition and/or condensation of the precursor materials prior to the reaction zone. The standardization of the process parameters resulted in a good repeatability with a very low (<1%) variation of dopant concentrations throughout the length of the preform. The fabricated fibers exhibit good optical properties with lasing efficiency of 76% at 1.06 mu m.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Processing Science
Divisions: Fiber Optics and Photonics
Depositing User: Bidhan Chaudhuri
Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2015 09:36
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2015 09:36

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