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Design and fabrication of Pr3+ doped fluoride glass optical fibres for efficient 1.3 micron amplifiers

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Two novel glass compositions aimed at improving the quantum efficiency and gain of the 1.3µm praseodimium-doped fibre amplifier (PDFA) were developed and investigated. The two glasses were compositions based on cadmium halide and gallium fluoride. Both bulk glass samples and core-clad fibre structures were fabricated and studied. A variety of measurements have been carried out in order to assess the potential of these glasses as hosts for PDFA. The results were used to perform a detailed modelling of the projected amplifier characteristics. Both glasses are judged to be promising candidates for the second generation of 1.3µm PDFA's.

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Jha, A., Naftaly, M., Jordery, S., Samson, B.N., Taylor, E.R., Hewak, D., Payne, D.N., Poulain, M. and Zhang, G. (1995) Design and fabrication of Pr3+ doped fluoride glass optical fibres for efficient 1.3 micron amplifiers Journal of Optics A: Pure and Applied Optics, 4, pp. 417-424. (doi:10.1088/0963-9659/4/4/019).

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Published date: 1995

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Local EPrints ID: 78174
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/78174
ISSN: 1741-3567
PURE UUID: c57b4337-bad4-403e-9aa0-1fe7d18e39b8
ORCID for D. Hewak: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-2093-5773

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Date deposited: 11 Mar 2010
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 23:26

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Author: A. Jha
Author: M. Naftaly
Author: S. Jordery
Author: B.N. Samson
Author: E.R. Taylor
Author: D. Hewak ORCID iD
Author: D.N. Payne
Author: M. Poulain
Author: G. Zhang

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