Abstract

We report a highly versatile chemical-in-crucible preform fabrication technique suitable for gas-phase deposition of doped optical fibers. Aluminosilicate and ytterbium-doped phosphosilicate fibers are presented demonstrating the technique and its potential for realizing complex fiber designs that are suitable for the next generation of high-power fiber devices. The results show aluminum-doped fiber with numerical aperture of 0.28 and ytterbium-doped fiber with a measured slope efficiency of 84% with respect to pump launch power.

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2009 (1)

L. Xiong, E. H. Sekiya, K. Saito, "Mass fabrication of homogeneously Yb-doped silica nanoparticles and their spectroscopic properties," Nanotechnology 20, 15605-1-15605-7 (2009).

2006 (1)

J. Kirchhof, S. Unger, A. Schwuchow, S. Grimm, "Materials for high-power fiber lasers," J. Non-Cryst. Solids 352, 2399-2403 (2006).

1990 (1)

R. P. Tumminelli, B. C. McCollum, E. Snitzer, "Fabrication of high-concentration rare-earth doped optical fibers using chelates," J. Lightw. Technol. 8, 1680-1683 (1990).

1987 (1)

J. E. Townsend, S. B. Poole, D. N. Payne, "Solution-doping technique for fabrication of rare-earth-doped optical fibres," Electron. Lett. 23, 329-331 (1987).

1985 (1)

S. B. Poole, D. N. Payne, M. E. Fermann, R. I. Laming, "Fabrication of low-loss optical fibers containing rare earth ions," Electron. Lett. 21, 737-738 (1985).

1969 (1)

J. E. Sicre, J. T. Dubois, K. J. Eisentraut, R. E. Sievers, "Volatile lanthanide chelates. II. Vapor pressures, heat of vaporisation, and heats of sublimation," J. Amer. Chem. Soc. 91, 3476-3481 (1969).

Electron. Lett. (2)

S. B. Poole, D. N. Payne, M. E. Fermann, R. I. Laming, "Fabrication of low-loss optical fibers containing rare earth ions," Electron. Lett. 21, 737-738 (1985).

J. E. Townsend, S. B. Poole, D. N. Payne, "Solution-doping technique for fabrication of rare-earth-doped optical fibres," Electron. Lett. 23, 329-331 (1987).

J. Amer. Chem. Soc. (1)

J. E. Sicre, J. T. Dubois, K. J. Eisentraut, R. E. Sievers, "Volatile lanthanide chelates. II. Vapor pressures, heat of vaporisation, and heats of sublimation," J. Amer. Chem. Soc. 91, 3476-3481 (1969).

J. Lightw. Technol. (1)

R. P. Tumminelli, B. C. McCollum, E. Snitzer, "Fabrication of high-concentration rare-earth doped optical fibers using chelates," J. Lightw. Technol. 8, 1680-1683 (1990).

J. Non-Cryst. Solids (1)

J. Kirchhof, S. Unger, A. Schwuchow, S. Grimm, "Materials for high-power fiber lasers," J. Non-Cryst. Solids 352, 2399-2403 (2006).

Nanotechnology (1)

L. Xiong, E. H. Sekiya, K. Saito, "Mass fabrication of homogeneously Yb-doped silica nanoparticles and their spectroscopic properties," Nanotechnology 20, 15605-1-15605-7 (2009).

Other (4)

A. J. Boyland, A. S. Webb, M. P. Kalita, S. Yoo, C. A. Codemard, R. J. Standish, J. Nilsson, J. K. Sahu, "Rare earth doped optical fiber fabrication using novel gas phase deposition technique," Proc. Conf. Lasers and Electro-Optics San JoseCA (2010) Paper CThV7.

S. Sudo, Optical Fiber Amplifiers (Artech House, 1997).

M. J. F. Digonnet, Rare Earth Doped Fiber Lasers and Amplifiers (Marcel Dekker, 1993).

R. J. Mansfield, B. C. McCollum, R. P. Tumminelli, Method for fabricating optical fibers having cores with high rare earth content U.S. Patent 4 826 288 (1989).

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