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Glass compositions for high efficiency erbium.sup.3+ -doped optical fiber lasers, amplifiers and superluminescent sources are optimized for pumping by high power solid state lasers in the vicinity of 800 nm to provide amplified signals in wavelengths between 1.5 and 1.7 microns, a principal telecommunications window. A number of suitable host glasses for doping with erbium 3+ are identified wherein the excited state absorption/ground state absorption intensity ratio calculated at 800 nm is 1.00 or less.

Title
Glasses for high efficiency erbium (3+) optical fiber lasers, amplifiers, and superluminescent sources
Application Number
7/367393
Publication Number
4962995
Application Date
June 16, 1989
Publication Date
October 16, 1990
Inventor
William J Miniscalco
Sudbury
MA, US
Leonard J Andrews
Wayland
MA, US
Agent
Victor F Lohmann III
James J Cannon Jr
Assignee
GTE Laboratories Incorporated
MA, US
IPC
C03C 13/04
G02B 1/00
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