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Spatially resolved in-core temperature measurement in rare-earth doped fibers during pumping
Author(s): Julia Fiebrandt; Martin Leich; Sonja Unger; Anka Schwuchow; Matthias Jäger; Manfred Rothhardt; Hartmut Bartelt
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Paper Abstract

We demonstrate a spatially distributed measurement technique to observe temperature changes along a pumped Ybdoped fiber. The technique is based on an array of fiber Bragg gratings acting as temperature sensor line. The Bragg gratings are inscribed directly into the actively doped fiber core using high intensity laser pulses and an interferometric setup. We studied the temperature evolution in differently doped fibers under pumping conditions and find different effects contributing to the observed temperature increase. To avoid an additional heating caused by pump-induced photodarkening, we measure the spatially resolved temperature profile during pumping along a photodarkening-reduced, cerium co-doped fiber.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 March 2014
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8982, Optical Components and Materials XI, 898206 (7 March 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2037663
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Julia Fiebrandt, Institut für Photonische Technologien e.V. (Germany)
Martin Leich, Institut für Photonische Technologien e.V. (Germany)
Sonja Unger, Institut für Photonische Technologien e.V. (Germany)
Anka Schwuchow, Institut für Photonische Technologien e.V. (Germany)
Matthias Jäger, Institut für Photonische Technologien e.V. (Germany)
Manfred Rothhardt, Institut für Photonische Technologien e.V. (Germany)
Hartmut Bartelt, Institut für Photonische Technologien e.V. (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8982:
Optical Components and Materials XI
Michel J. F. Digonnet; Shibin Jiang, Editor(s)

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