Fabrication and superfluorescence of rare-earth chelate-doped graded index polymer optical fibers

Takeyuki Kobayashi, Shiro Nakatsuka, Takami Iwafuji, Ken Kuriki, Nana Imai, Takashi Nakamoto, Charles D. Claude, Keisuke Sasaki, Yasuhiro Koike, Yoshi Okamoto

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Rare-earth chelate-doped graded index (GI) polymer optical fibers (POF) are proposed and fabricated. The attenuation loss was measured to be 0.4 dB/m at 650 nm for a GI POF doped with 1 wt % of europium (Eu) chelate. Lifetime shortening and spectral narrowing verified the occurrence of superfluorescence at 614 nm in the Eu chelate-doped GI POF pumped with xenon flashlamps. The demonstration of superfluorescence shows that rare-earth chelate-doped GI POFs are appealing as optical amplifiers and superfluorescent sources in a variety of communication and sensor applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2421-2423
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume71
Issue number17
Publication statusPublished - 1997 Oct 27

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Kobayashi, T., Nakatsuka, S., Iwafuji, T., Kuriki, K., Imai, N., Nakamoto, T., ... Okamoto, Y. (1997). Fabrication and superfluorescence of rare-earth chelate-doped graded index polymer optical fibers. Applied Physics Letters, 71(17), 2421-2423.

Fabrication and superfluorescence of rare-earth chelate-doped graded index polymer optical fibers. / Kobayashi, Takeyuki; Nakatsuka, Shiro; Iwafuji, Takami; Kuriki, Ken; Imai, Nana; Nakamoto, Takashi; Claude, Charles D.; Sasaki, Keisuke; Koike, Yasuhiro; Okamoto, Yoshi.

In: Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 71, No. 17, 27.10.1997, p. 2421-2423.

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Kobayashi, T, Nakatsuka, S, Iwafuji, T, Kuriki, K, Imai, N, Nakamoto, T, Claude, CD, Sasaki, K, Koike, Y & Okamoto, Y 1997, 'Fabrication and superfluorescence of rare-earth chelate-doped graded index polymer optical fibers', Applied Physics Letters, vol. 71, no. 17, pp. 2421-2423.
Kobayashi T, Nakatsuka S, Iwafuji T, Kuriki K, Imai N, Nakamoto T et al. Fabrication and superfluorescence of rare-earth chelate-doped graded index polymer optical fibers. Applied Physics Letters. 1997 Oct 27;71(17):2421-2423.
Kobayashi, Takeyuki ; Nakatsuka, Shiro ; Iwafuji, Takami ; Kuriki, Ken ; Imai, Nana ; Nakamoto, Takashi ; Claude, Charles D. ; Sasaki, Keisuke ; Koike, Yasuhiro ; Okamoto, Yoshi. / Fabrication and superfluorescence of rare-earth chelate-doped graded index polymer optical fibers. In: Applied Physics Letters. 1997 ; Vol. 71, No. 17. pp. 2421-2423.
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