Abstract

Ytterbium doped Bi<sup>2</sup>O<sup>3</sup>-based glasses have been developed. The absorbance is as high as 2600-dB/m/mol. Maximum absorption of 7800-dB/m is achieved. Bi<sup>2</sup>O<sup>3</sup>-based Ytterbium doped fiber is fabricated, and demonstrated fiber lasers using newly developed fibers.

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