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Ytterbium-doped fiber laser behavior in a gamma-ray environment
Author(s): E. W. Taylor; J. Liu
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Paper Abstract

The radiation resistance of Yb-doped fiber lasers, especially regarding Yb fiber lasers varying in doping constituents and at different doping concentrations is largely unknown. This paper reports on the gamma-ray induced optical transmission responses of two identical optical fibers that differed in their Yb doping concentrations by two orders of magnitude. The relative amplified spontaneous emission and insertion loss measurements of the two Yb fibers lasers is examined following irradiation by gamma-ray photons with energies of 1.17 and 1.33 MeV. The fibers were observed to exhibit excellent radiation resistance to gammarays following irradiations performed at a nominal dose rate of 2.1 rad(Si) s-1 and to a total dose of approximately 97.1 krad(Si). Comparisons of irradiated Yb fiber responses with other reported irradiated Yb doped fibers is presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 August 2005
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5897, Photonics for Space Environments X, 58970E (30 August 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.618933
Show Author Affiliations
E. W. Taylor, International Photonics Consultants Inc. (United States)
J. Liu, Polaronyx Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5897:
Photonics for Space Environments X
Edward W. Taylor, Editor(s)

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