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Plastic optical fibers containing lanthanide chelates and organic dyes for laser and amplifier applications
Author(s): Ken Kuriki; Susumu Nishihara; Y. Nishizawa; Akihiro Tagaya; Yasuhiro Koike; Yoshiyuki Okamoto
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Paper Abstract

Absorption spectra of lanthanideions in perfluorinated (PF) plastic solution were measured, and the radiative properties were determined by the absorption measurements and the Judd- Ofelt theory. Fluorescence spectrum of Nd3+ in PF plastic solution from 900 nm to 1350 nm, pumped at 580 nm, were measured for the first time. Lasing properties of a rhodamine 6G-doped graded-index plastic optical fiber laser (GI-POFL) and a rod laser were investigated. All measurements demonstrated the superior performance of the GI-POFL. This paper also discusses the lasing properties on the basis of near-field pattern measurements.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 June 2002
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4642, Organic Photonic Materials and Devices IV, (13 June 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.470439
Show Author Affiliations
Ken Kuriki, Keio Univ. (United States)
Susumu Nishihara, Keio Univ. (Japan)
Y. Nishizawa, Keio Univ. (Japan)
Akihiro Tagaya, Keio Univ. (Japan)
Yasuhiro Koike, Keio Univ. (Japan)
Yoshiyuki Okamoto, Polytechnic Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4642:
Organic Photonic Materials and Devices IV
Bernard Kippelen; Donal D. C. Bradley, Editor(s)

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