Abstract

We improved our glue splicing method to join silica and fluoride glass fibers. It is now even more robust and stabile with a mean loss below 0.5 dB. Moreover, the splice reflection was reduced to about −42 dB when an index matching gel was used. Pieces of Pr$^{3+}$/Yb$^{3+}$ doped ZBLAN fibers with lengths of 25 cm were connected to silica fibers. In a fiber laser resonator 6 mW of red laser radiation was achieved with the spliced fibers at a pump power level of 144 mW at 845 nm.

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2014 (1)

R. Al-Mahrous, R. Caspary, W. Kowalsky, "A thermal splicing method to join silica and fluoride fibers," IEEE J. Lightw. Technol. 32, 302-308 (2014).

2008 (1)

Y. Wang, H. Bartelt, S. Brueckner, J. Kobelke, M. Rothhardt, K. Mörl, W. Ecke, R. Willsch, "Splicing Ge-doped photonic crystal fibers using commercial fusion splicer with default discharge parameters," Opt. Exp. 16, 7258-7263 (2008).

2007 (1)

L. Xiao, M. S. Demokan, W. Jin, Y. Wang, C. Zhao, "Fusion splicing photonic crystal fibers and conventional single-mode fibers: Microhole collapse effect," J. Lightw. Technol. 25, 3563 -3574 (2007).

2005 (1)

M. M. Kozak, W. Kowalsky, R. Caspary, "Low-loss glue splicing method to join silica and fluoride fibers," Electron. Lett. 41, 21-22 (2005).

1988 (2)

M. R. Shahriari, T. Iqbal, G. H. Sigel, Jr.G. Merberg, "Synthesis and characterization of aluminum fluoride-based glasses and optical fibers," Mater. Sci. Forum 32–33, 99-105 (1988).

L. Rivoallan, J. Y. Guilloux, "Fusion splicing of fluoride glass optical fiber with CO $_{2}$ laser," Electron. Lett. 24, 756-757 (1988).

Electron. Lett. (2)

L. Rivoallan, J. Y. Guilloux, "Fusion splicing of fluoride glass optical fiber with CO $_{2}$ laser," Electron. Lett. 24, 756-757 (1988).

M. M. Kozak, W. Kowalsky, R. Caspary, "Low-loss glue splicing method to join silica and fluoride fibers," Electron. Lett. 41, 21-22 (2005).

IEEE J. Lightw. Technol. (1)

R. Al-Mahrous, R. Caspary, W. Kowalsky, "A thermal splicing method to join silica and fluoride fibers," IEEE J. Lightw. Technol. 32, 302-308 (2014).

J. Lightw. Technol. (1)

L. Xiao, M. S. Demokan, W. Jin, Y. Wang, C. Zhao, "Fusion splicing photonic crystal fibers and conventional single-mode fibers: Microhole collapse effect," J. Lightw. Technol. 25, 3563 -3574 (2007).

Mater. Sci. Forum (1)

M. R. Shahriari, T. Iqbal, G. H. Sigel, Jr.G. Merberg, "Synthesis and characterization of aluminum fluoride-based glasses and optical fibers," Mater. Sci. Forum 32–33, 99-105 (1988).

Opt. Exp. (1)

Y. Wang, H. Bartelt, S. Brueckner, J. Kobelke, M. Rothhardt, K. Mörl, W. Ecke, R. Willsch, "Splicing Ge-doped photonic crystal fibers using commercial fusion splicer with default discharge parameters," Opt. Exp. 16, 7258-7263 (2008).

Other (3)

M. M. Kozak,“Development of thulium-doped fluoride fiber amplifiers,” Ph.D. dissertation, Dept. Mech. Elect. Eng., Tech. Univ. Carolo-Wilhelmina, Braunschweig, Germany, 2005..

L. Wetenkamp, “Charakterisierung von laseraktiv dotieren schwermetallfluoride-gläsern und faserlasern. (english: Characterization of active-laser doped heavy metal fluoride glasses and fiber lasers),” Ph.D. dissertation, Dept. Mech. Elect. Eng., Tech. Univ. Carolo-Wilhelmina, Braunschweig, Germany, 1991..

P. W. France, M. G. Drexhage, J. M. Parker, M. W. Moore, S. F. Carter, J. V. Wright, Fluoride Glass Optical Fibers (Blackie and Son, 1990).

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