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Resonant photosensitivity in rare-earth-doped glasses and optical fibers
Author(s): Matthijs M. Broer
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Paper Abstract

An overview is given of permanent changes in the refractive index and optical transmission which occur in some rare earth-doped inorganic glasses and optical fibers when resonantly excited into specific 4f and 5d manifolds. These phenomena are believed to be electronic in nature involving color centers. They are important for both refractive index grating devices as well as for the optical reliability of Er3+-doped optical fiber amplifiers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 December 1993
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2044, Photosensitivity and Self-Organization in Optical Fibers and Waveguides, (22 December 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.165663
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Matthijs M. Broer, AT&T Bell Labs. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2044:
Photosensitivity and Self-Organization in Optical Fibers and Waveguides
Francois Ouellette, Editor(s)

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