Properties, preparation and applications of low-loss optical fibres containing rare-earth ions


Townsend, J.E. and Gambling, W.A. (1989) Properties, preparation and applications of low-loss optical fibres containing rare-earth ions. In, 2nd International Symposium on New Glass, Tokyo, JP, 29 - 30 Nov 1989.

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Traditionally little attention was paid to glasses doped with rare-earth ions because of their scarcity and lack of visible colouration. Some interest was stimulated by the demonstration of laser action in a neodymium-doped glass in 1961. Recently, however, the development of novel fabrication techniques for introducing high concentrations of rare-earth ions into low-loss optical fibres has aroused tremendous interest. Several methods of preparation have been proposed but the solution-doping technique developed at Southampton, is now employed world-wide. Subsequent application of these fibres has led to many new devices, both passive and active (e.g. temperature senors and lasers)

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Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > Optoelectronics Research Centre
ePrint ID: 77514
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2010
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:57
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/77514

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