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Current Nanoscience

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ISSN (Print): 1573-4137
ISSN (Online): 1875-6786

Silica Optical Fibers Doped with Nanoparticles for Fiber Lasers and Broadband Sources

Author(s): Ivan Kasik, Pavel Peterka, Jan Mrazek and Pavel Honzatko

Volume 12, Issue 3, 2016

Page: [277 - 290] Pages: 14

DOI: 10.2174/1573413711666150624170638

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Abstract

We present a review on recent progress in the research and development of nanoparticlecontaining optical fibers for high-power fiber lasers, amplifiers, and ASE sources. Attention has been focused on rare-earth-doped silica fibers with nanoparticles in the core. Progress in materials, technologies, characterization techniques, and achievements has been summarized. Materials of active fibers based on yttrium-aluminium silicates, mullite, protoenstatite, and phosphates doped with Er3+, Yb 3+, Eu3+, and Tm3+ have been reviewed. The material research in this field has been systematically investigated by research groups from ORC Southampton, CGCRI Kolkata, LPMC Nice together with CNR-IOM-OGG Grenoble, nLIGHT (formerly Liekki), and IPE Prague since 2007. The best slope efficiency achieved with Yb –doped nanoparticle-containing fiber was in the range of 70-80 %.

Keywords: Ceramics, fiber laser, nanocrystal, nanoparticle, optical fiber, rare-earth, silica.

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