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Nanoparticle doping process for improved fibre amplifiers and lasers
Author(s): A. Pastouret; C. Gonnet; C. Collet; O. Cavani; E. Burov; C. Chaneac; A. Carton; J. P. Jolivet
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Paper Abstract

Manufacture fiber amplifiers and lasers in a versatile and cost effective way while controlling rare-earths chemical environment becomes a real technology differentiator. A MCVD compatible Nanoparticle Doping Process has been developed to master with a higher accuracy rare earth amplifier and ytterbium laser fibers. Improved doped erbium fibers with C-band gain shape were obtained with much less aluminum content and unprecedented low background attenuation losses. This process should better show its merits in high power regime paving the way to fiber amplifiers and lasers for low cost new performances.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 February 2009
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7195, Fiber Lasers VI: Technology, Systems, and Applications, 71951X (19 February 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.808125
Show Author Affiliations
A. Pastouret, Draka (France)
C. Gonnet, Draka (France)
C. Collet, Draka (France)
O. Cavani, Draka (France)
E. Burov, Draka (France)
C. Chaneac, Univ. Pierre et Marie Curie (France)
A. Carton, Univ. Pierre et Marie Curie (France)
J. P. Jolivet, Univ. Pierre et Marie Curie (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7195:
Fiber Lasers VI: Technology, Systems, and Applications
Denis V. Gapontsev; Dahv A. Kliner; Jay W. Dawson; Kanishka Tankala, Editor(s)

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