Abstract

By using a thick-walled SiO2 tube (25-mm outside diameter, 1-mm inside diameter), a soft-glass core containing Nd or Yb–Er has its alkali (and to a lesser extent its alkaline earth) components volatilized during drawing to give a good-quality laser fiber with Nd- or Yb–Er-doped cores.

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1987 (2)

M. Shimizu, H. Suda, M. Horiguchi, Electron. Lett. 23, 768 (1987).
[CrossRef]

E. Desurvire, J. R. Simpson, P. C. Becker, Opt. Lett. 12, 888 (1987).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1985 (1)

S. B. Poole, D. N. Payne, M. E. Fermann, Electron. Lett. 21, 737 (1985).
[CrossRef]

1973 (1)

J. Stone, C. A. Burrus, Appl. Phys. Lett. 23, 388 (1973).
[CrossRef]

1964 (1)

C. C. Robinson, R. E. Graf, Appl. Opt. 3, 1140 (1964).

Ainslie, B. J.

C. A. Millar, B. J. Ainslie, I. D. Miller, S. P. Craig, in Technical Digest of Conference on Optical Fiber Communication (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1987), paper W14.

Becker, P. C.

Burrus, C. A.

J. Stone, C. A. Burrus, Appl. Phys. Lett. 23, 388 (1973).
[CrossRef]

Craig, S. P.

C. A. Millar, B. J. Ainslie, I. D. Miller, S. P. Craig, in Technical Digest of Conference on Optical Fiber Communication (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1987), paper W14.

Desurvire, E.

Fermann, M. E.

S. B. Poole, D. N. Payne, M. E. Fermann, Electron. Lett. 21, 737 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Graf, R. E.

C. C. Robinson, R. E. Graf, Appl. Opt. 3, 1140 (1964).

Horiguchi, M.

M. Shimizu, H. Suda, M. Horiguchi, Electron. Lett. 23, 768 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Millar, C. A.

C. A. Millar, B. J. Ainslie, I. D. Miller, S. P. Craig, in Technical Digest of Conference on Optical Fiber Communication (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1987), paper W14.

Miller, I. D.

C. A. Millar, B. J. Ainslie, I. D. Miller, S. P. Craig, in Technical Digest of Conference on Optical Fiber Communication (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1987), paper W14.

Payne, D. N.

S. B. Poole, D. N. Payne, M. E. Fermann, Electron. Lett. 21, 737 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Poole, S. B.

S. B. Poole, D. N. Payne, M. E. Fermann, Electron. Lett. 21, 737 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Robinson, C. C.

C. C. Robinson, R. E. Graf, Appl. Opt. 3, 1140 (1964).

Shimizu, M.

M. Shimizu, H. Suda, M. Horiguchi, Electron. Lett. 23, 768 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Simpson, J. R.

Stone, J.

J. Stone, C. A. Burrus, Appl. Phys. Lett. 23, 388 (1973).
[CrossRef]

Suda, H.

M. Shimizu, H. Suda, M. Horiguchi, Electron. Lett. 23, 768 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Opt. (1)

C. C. Robinson, R. E. Graf, Appl. Opt. 3, 1140 (1964).

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

J. Stone, C. A. Burrus, Appl. Phys. Lett. 23, 388 (1973).
[CrossRef]

Electron. Lett. (2)

S. B. Poole, D. N. Payne, M. E. Fermann, Electron. Lett. 21, 737 (1985).
[CrossRef]

M. Shimizu, H. Suda, M. Horiguchi, Electron. Lett. 23, 768 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (1)

Other (1)

C. A. Millar, B. J. Ainslie, I. D. Miller, S. P. Craig, in Technical Digest of Conference on Optical Fiber Communication (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1987), paper W14.

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Figures (3)

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Fig. 1

Preform neck-down region for selective volatilization method for preparing doped SiO2 fiber. The original core glass contained 15 wt. % Yb2O3 and 0.3 wt. % Er2O3.

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Fig. 2

Refractive-index profiles. Curve A is for a single-mode fiber. Curve B is for a slightly larger core and shows a dip in the center for the index of refraction.

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Fig. 3

Er fluorescence before and after selective volatilization.

Tables (2)

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Table 1 Microprobe-Measured Composition for an Er–Yb-Doped Glass before Fiber Drawing and at Equal 1-μm Spacing after Drawing across a 12m Straight Line through the Fiber Centera

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Table 2 Microprobe-Measured Composition for a Nd-Doped Glass before Fiber Drawing and at Equal 1m Spacing after Drawing across a 10-μm Straight Line through the Fiber Center

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