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Luminescence characterization of rhodamine-B-doped plastic optical fibers using the side induced fluorescence method
Author(s): Carl W. Dirk; Albert Peralez; Sarah Kopecky; Elder de la Rosa-Cruz; Victor M. Castano; M. Rogelio Rodriguez
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Paper Abstract

Acrylic plastic optical fibers containing the laser dye Rhodamine B chloride have been drawn from unclad doped acrylic preforms. The fibers strongly emit waveguided fluorescence light produced form ambient side illumination along the length of the fiber. We have characterized the loss in the wavelength region of strong absorption by measuring the attenuation of the side induced fluorescence (SIF) produced by He-Ne (green) and He-Cd (blue) laser lines. We can accurately quantify the loss in the high loss spectral region using SIF. Attenuation data and the associated SIF analysis will be discussed.

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Date Published: 29 November 2000
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 4106, Linear, Nonlinear, and Power-Limiting Organics, (29 November 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.408536
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Carl W. Dirk, Univ. of Texas at El Paso (United States)
Albert Peralez, Univ. of Texas at El Paso (United States)
Sarah Kopecky, Univ. of Texas at El Paso (United States)
Elder de la Rosa-Cruz, Ctr. de Investigaciones en Optica (Mexico)
Victor M. Castano, Univ. Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (Mexico)
M. Rogelio Rodriguez, Univ. Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (Mexico)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4106:
Linear, Nonlinear, and Power-Limiting Organics
Manfred Eich; Mark G. Kuzyk; Christopher M. Lawson; Robert A. Norwood; Christopher M. Lawson; Mark G. Kuzyk; Manfred Eich, Editor(s)

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