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Luminescence-quenched ytterbium-doped optical fiber microheater and its applications (Conference Presentation)
Author(s): Nanjie Yu; Matthew Tuggle; Andrey E. Mironov; Sehyun Park; Jane Gragg; Courtney Kucera; Thomas Hawkins; Gary James Eden; John Ballato; Peter Dragic

Paper Abstract

An optical fiber-based microheater is described. The fiber, a highly Yb-doped (23.4wt% Yb2O3) silicate glass, can produce thermal power densities in excess of 10 W/nL via optical pumping at 976nm. No evidence of luminescence is observed, indicating efficient conversion from optical to thermal energy. Demonstrated are two applications for this microheater. The first is an all-optical-fiber Pirani thermal vacuum gauge, which uses a dual-fiber configuration. The second is an all-optically-driven, all-optical-fiber, Mach-Zehnder-based modulator. The phase delay, introduced by inserting the microheater into one interferometer arm, is a function of its temperature and can be actively controlled by the pump power.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 March 2020
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Proc. SPIE 11298, Photonic Heat Engines: Science and Applications II, 1129802 (9 March 2020); doi: 10.1117/12.2542867
Show Author Affiliations
Nanjie Yu, Univ. of Illinois (United States)
Matthew Tuggle, Clemson Univ. (United States)
Andrey E. Mironov, Univ. of Illinois (United States)
Sehyun Park, Univ. of Illinois (United States)
Jane Gragg, Clemson Univ. (United States)
Courtney Kucera, Clemson Univ. (United States)
Thomas Hawkins, Clemson Univ. (United States)
Gary James Eden, Univ. of Illinois (United States)
John Ballato, Clemson Univ. (United States)
Peter Dragic, Univ. of Illinois (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11298:
Photonic Heat Engines: Science and Applications II
Denis V. Seletskiy; Richard I. Epstein; Mansoor Sheik-Bahae, Editor(s)

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