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Ytterbium-doped fibers co-doped with cerium: next generation of fibers for high power fiber lasers?
Author(s): M. Engholm; L. Norin
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Paper Abstract

We have recently shown that the photodarkening (PD) resistivity in Yb/Al-doped fibers can be greatly improved by adding cerium (CE) to the core glass composition. We are now further investigating the laser performance and logn term stability of Yb/Ce/Al fibers in high inversion applications such as 980nm lasers and amplifiers. Our objective is to study the limitations of Yb/Ce/Al fibers and elaborate on their potential of becoming the next generation of fibers for high power fiber lasers and applifiers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 February 2010
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 7580, Fiber Lasers VII: Technology, Systems, and Applications, 758008 (17 February 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.847928
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M. Engholm, Fiber Optic Valley AB (Sweden)
L. Norin, Acreo FiberLab (Sweden)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7580:
Fiber Lasers VII: Technology, Systems, and Applications
Kanishka Tankala, Editor(s)

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