Rare earth-doped polymer optical fibers for optical amplification

Takeyuki Kobayashi, Ken Kuriki, Susumu Nishihara, Yoshi Okamoto, Yasuhiro Koike

Research output: Contribution to journalConference article


We encapsulated rare earth ions such as europium and neodymium with organic ligands to incorporate them into polymer matrices. Their spectroscopic properties in polymer hosts and organic solutions were studied. Infrared emission has been observed from a neodymium-doped perdeuterated core graded index polymer optical fiber.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)158-165
Number of pages8
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Jan 1
EventRare-Earth-Doped Materials and Devices IV - San Jose, CA, USA
Duration: 2000 Jan 262000 Jan 27


ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

Cite this