J. Korean Ceram. Soc. > Volume 37(8); 2000 > Article
 Journal of the Korean Ceramic Society 2000;37(8): 781.
 Er 첨가 황화물계 광섬유의 제조 및 분광학적 특성 최용규, 임동성, 김경헌, 박세호, 허종 전자통신연구원 원천기술연구본부, 포항공과대학교 재료금속공학과 Spectroscopic Properties of Er-doped Sulfide Fiber ABSTRACT An Er-doped sulfide fiber was drawn, and its spectroscopic properties were analyzed. Compositions of a 1000 ppmwt Er3+-doped core and an undoped clad were Ge30-Ga1-Asg-S61 and Ge30-As8-S62, in at.%, respectively. Refractive index of the core composition was approximately 0.01 high than that of the clad. In order to enhance the mechanical stability as well as to prevent infiltration of impurity ions such as OH-, an UV-curable polymer was used for the coating. The optical loss of a fiber formed directly from a polymer coated core rod without cladding was ∼15 dB/m at 1.06$mutextrm{m}$. In the case of a fiber with core/clad structure, the optical loss was so high that the stimulated emission of erbium fluorescence was not evident. It is believed that presence of inhomogeneous core/clad interface and crystalline aggregates precipitated in the clad region were responsible for the high optical loss. On the other hand, fluorescence characteristics of Er3+ embedded in the core region were more or loss deteriorate compared to fiber preform, which is attributed to the redistribution of the Er ions along with the partial crystallization of the core glass during the fiberization process. Key words: Er, Sulfide glasses, Optical fiber, Fluorescence
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