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Advanced vapor-doping all-glass double-clad fibers
Author(s): Ji Wang; Stuart Gray; Donnell T. Walton; Ming-jun Li; Xin Chen; An-ping Liu; Luis A. Zenteno
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Paper Abstract

We review the advanced attributes of double-clad optical fibers made by the Yb/Al-vapor-doped OVD (outside-vapor-deposition) method developed at Corning Incorporated. The method is characteristically completely synthetic in nature, which allows fiber composition flexibility for both the core and the claddings. Consequently, it has enabled some highly desirable fiber features, such as low-NA core (< 0.05), high-NA clad (> 0.32), high Yb-doping concentration (> 1.2wt %) and ultra-low passive background-loss (~1/~3dB/km for core/innerclad @1310nm), in addition to the unique all-glass double-clad structure by additional composition engineering for the outerclad. Further, a high performance SBS-mitigated double-clad fiber is presented as an example enabled by this versatile OVD methodology.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 February 2008
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 6890, Optical Components and Materials V, 689006 (5 February 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.770688
Show Author Affiliations
Ji Wang, Corning Inc. (United States)
Stuart Gray, Corning Inc. (United States)
Donnell T. Walton, Corning Inc. (United States)
Ming-jun Li, Corning Inc. (United States)
Xin Chen, Corning Inc. (United States)
An-ping Liu, Corning Inc. (United States)
Luis A. Zenteno, Corning Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6890:
Optical Components and Materials V
Michel J. F. Digonnet; Shibin Jiang; John W. Glesener; J. Christopher Dries, Editor(s)

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