Optical fiber fabrication using novel gas-phase deposition technique

Boyland, A.J., Webb, A.S., Yoo, S., Mountfort, F.H., Kalita, M.P., Standish, R.J., Sahu, J.K., Richardson, D.J. and Payne, D.N. (2011) Optical fiber fabrication using novel gas-phase deposition technique. Journal of Lightwave Technology, 29, (6), 912-915. (doi:10.1109/JLT.2011.2109371).


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We report a highly versatile chemical-in-crucible preform fabrication technique suitable for gas-phase deposition of doped optical fibers. Aluminosilicate and ytterbium-doped phosphosilicate fibers are presented demonstrating the technique and its potential for realizing complex fiber designs that are suitable for the next generation of high-power fiber devices. The results show aluminum-doped fiber with numerical aperture of 0.28 and ytterbium-doped fiber with a measured slope efficiency of 84% with respect to pump launch power.

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1109/JLT.2011.2109371
ISSNs: 0733-8724 (print)
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Keywords: fabrication, fiber lasers, modified chemical vapor deposition (mcvd), optical fiber fabrication, rare earth (re) metals
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > Optoelectronics Research Centre
ePrint ID: 183711
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
15 March 2011Published
Date Deposited: 03 May 2011 16:19
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 13:37
EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Photonics
Funded by: EPSRC (EP/H02607X/1)
Led by: David Neil Payne
1 July 2010 to 30 June 2015
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/183711

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