Abstract

Induced loss at 633 nm is tested in Yb3+/Al3+ co-doped silica fiber by a core pumped with a 974 nm laser and probed with a 633 nm laser. The fiber is prepared by the modified chemical vapor deposition method combined with solution doping. Different power scales of pump light and probe light are used in the tests. It is found that there is a dynamic equilibrium between photobleaching induced by 633 nm probe light and photodarkening (PD) induced by 974 nm pump light. For the first time to our knowledge, the effect of 633 nm probe laser power on an induced loss test of Yb3+/Al3+ co-doped silica fiber is studied quantitatively. It suggests that as long as the 633 nm probe light power is less than 0.2 mW, the induced loss is mainly contributed by the PD effect of pumping light, and the deviation of induced loss is less than 5%.

© 2018 Chinese Laser Press

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