Plastic optical fibers containing lanthanide chelates and organic dyes for laser and amplifier applications

K. Kuriki, S. Nishihara, Y. Nishizawa, A. Tagaya, Y. Koike, Y. Okamoto

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Abstract

Absorption spectra of lanthanide ions in perfluorinated (PF) plastic solution were measured, and the radiative properties were determined by the absorption measurements and the Judd-Ofelt theory. Fluorescence spectrum of Nd3+ in PF plastic solution from 900 nm to 1350 nm, pumped at 580 nm, were measured for the first time. Lasing properties of a rhodamine 6G-doped graded-index plastic optical fiber laser (GI-POFL) and a rod laser were investigated. All measurements demonstrated the superior performance of the GI-POFL. This paper also discusses the lasing properties on the basis of near-field pattern measurements.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)62-70
Number of pages9
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume4642
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Jan 1
EventOrganic Photonic Materials and Devices IV - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: 2002 Jan 212002 Jan 25

Keywords

  • Fiber amplifier
  • Fiber laser
  • Lanthanide chelate
  • Organic dye
  • Plastic optical fiber

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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