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Title: Optical amplifier operating at 1.3 microns useful for telecommunications and based on dysprosium-doped metal chloride host materials

Abstract

Dysprosium-doped metal chloride materials offer laser properties advantageous for use as optical amplifiers in the 1.3 {micro}m telecommunications fiber optic network. The upper laser level is characterized by a millisecond lifetime, the host material possesses a moderately low refractive index, and the gain peak occurs near 1.31 {micro}m. Related halide materials, including bromides and iodides, are also useful. The Dy{sup 3+}-doped metal chlorides can be pumped with laser diodes and yield 1.3 {micro}m signal gain levels significantly beyond those currently available. 9 figs.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
University of California
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
563702
Patent Number(s):
US 5,694,500/A/
Application Number:
PAN: 8-546,851
Assignee:
Univ. of California, Oakland, CA (United States) PTO; SCA: 426002; PA: EDB-98:015804; SN: 98001896325
DOE Contract Number:
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 2 Dec 1997
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING NOT INCLUDED IN OTHER CATEGORIES; LASER MATERIALS; DOPED MATERIALS; DYSPROSIUM IONS; FIBER OPTICS; USES; COMMUNICATIONS; CHLORIDES; OPTICAL PUMPING

Citation Formats

Page, R.H., Schaffers, K.I., Payne, S.A., Krupke, W.F., and Beach, R.J. Optical amplifier operating at 1.3 microns useful for telecommunications and based on dysprosium-doped metal chloride host materials. United States: N. p., 1997. Web.
Page, R.H., Schaffers, K.I., Payne, S.A., Krupke, W.F., & Beach, R.J. Optical amplifier operating at 1.3 microns useful for telecommunications and based on dysprosium-doped metal chloride host materials. United States.
Page, R.H., Schaffers, K.I., Payne, S.A., Krupke, W.F., and Beach, R.J. Tue . "Optical amplifier operating at 1.3 microns useful for telecommunications and based on dysprosium-doped metal chloride host materials". United States. doi:.
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author = {Page, R.H. and Schaffers, K.I. and Payne, S.A. and Krupke, W.F. and Beach, R.J.},
abstractNote = {Dysprosium-doped metal chloride materials offer laser properties advantageous for use as optical amplifiers in the 1.3 {micro}m telecommunications fiber optic network. The upper laser level is characterized by a millisecond lifetime, the host material possesses a moderately low refractive index, and the gain peak occurs near 1.31 {micro}m. Related halide materials, including bromides and iodides, are also useful. The Dy{sup 3+}-doped metal chlorides can be pumped with laser diodes and yield 1.3 {micro}m signal gain levels significantly beyond those currently available. 9 figs.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Tue Dec 02 00:00:00 EST 1997},
month = {Tue Dec 02 00:00:00 EST 1997}
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