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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 .mu.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 .mu.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 .mu.m signal gain levels significantly beyond those currently available.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [2];  [4]
  1. San Ramon, CA
  2. Pleasanton, CA
  3. Castro Valley, CA
  4. Livermore, CA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
871262
Patent Number(s):
5694500
Assignee:
Regents of University of California (Oakland, CA)
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
optical; amplifier; operating; microns; useful; telecommunications; based; dysprosium-doped; metal; chloride; host; materials; offer; laser; properties; advantageous; amplifiers; fiber; optic; network; upper; level; characterized; millisecond; lifetime; material; possesses; moderately; refractive; index; peak; occurs; near; 31; related; halide; including; bromides; iodides; -doped; chlorides; pumped; diodes; yield; signal; levels; significantly; currently; available; optical amplifier; metal chlorides; currently available; laser diodes; metal chloride; fiber optic; laser diode; refractive index; host material; optical amplifiers; microns useful; chloride material; host materials; amplifier operating; dysprosium-doped metal; /385/359/372/

Citation Formats

Page, Ralph H, Schaffers, Kathleen I, Payne, Stephen A, Krupke, William F, and Beach, Raymond 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, Ralph H, Schaffers, Kathleen I, Payne, Stephen A, Krupke, William F, & Beach, Raymond J. Optical amplifier operating at 1.3 microns useful for telecommunications and based on dysprosium-doped metal chloride host materials. United States.
Page, Ralph H, Schaffers, Kathleen I, Payne, Stephen A, Krupke, William F, and Beach, Raymond J. Wed . "Optical amplifier operating at 1.3 microns useful for telecommunications and based on dysprosium-doped metal chloride host materials". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/871262.
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author = {Page, Ralph H and Schaffers, Kathleen I and Payne, Stephen A and Krupke, William F and Beach, Raymond J},
abstractNote = {Dysprosium-doped metal chloride materials offer laser properties advantageous for use as optical amplifiers in the 1.3 .mu.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 .mu.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 .mu.m signal gain levels significantly beyond those currently available.},
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journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1997},
month = {1}
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