Saha, Maitreyee and Pal, Atasi and Pal, Mrinmay and Guha, Chandan and Sen, Ranjan (2015) An Optimized Vapor Phase Doping Process to Fabricate Large Core Yb-Doped Fibers. Journal of Lightwave Technology, 33 (17). pp. 3533-3541. ISSN 0733-8724

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The paper demonstrates a standardized process of vapor phase doping to fabricate large core Yb-doped preforms with longer useful length in reproducible manner. The optimization of the process led to successful achievement of Yb-doped core thickness of 4.5 mm (in 14.8 mm of preform diameter) by depositing up to 30 number of core layers with controlled amount of generated precursor vapors. The influence of the process parameters was studied rigorously to enhance the useful preform length up to 380 mm. A combination of Yb and Al in different proportions was doped into the core with uniform dopant concentration along the length by adjusting few process parameters efficiently. The Al2O3 concentration up to the level of 17.8 mol% has been achieved successfully which resulted in NA of 0.31. This is the highest ever doping of Al in passive fibers by any modified chemical vapor deposition process. The Yb2O3 content in the active fibers is as high as 0.47 mol%.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Processing Science
Divisions: Fiber Optics and Photonics
Depositing User: Bidhan Chaudhuri
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2016 11:52
Last Modified: 04 Jan 2016 11:52

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