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Inorganic Materials

, Volume 54, Issue 3, pp 271–275 | Cite as

Fabrication of Active Fluoroaluminosilicate Fibers for High-Power Fiber Lasers

  • A. N. Abramov
  • M. M. Bubnov
  • A. N. Guryanov
  • D. S. Lipatov
  • M. E. Likhachev
  • M. A. Melkumov
  • M. V. Yashkov
Article

Abstract

An all-vapor phase modified chemical vapor deposition (MCVD) process has been proposed for the fabrication of active-fiber preforms with a fluorine-rich F–Yb2O3–GeO2–Al2O3–SiO2 glass core. The composition of the glass has been shown to differ significantly from that of the vapor–gas mixture because of the formation of GeF4, AlF3, and YbF3, which are volatile at typical MCVD temperatures. We have identified F–Yb2O3–GeO2–Al2O3–SiO2 glass deposition conditions that ensure uniform distributions of the dopants along the length of the preform.

Keywords

aluminosilicate glass refractive index fluorination of glass 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. N. Abramov
    • 1
  • M. M. Bubnov
    • 2
  • A. N. Guryanov
    • 1
  • D. S. Lipatov
    • 1
    • 3
  • M. E. Likhachev
    • 2
  • M. A. Melkumov
    • 2
  • M. V. Yashkov
    • 1
  1. 1.Devyatykh Institute of Chemistry of High-Purity SubstancesRussian Academy of SciencesNizhny NovgorodRussia
  2. 2.Fiber Optics Research CenterRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  3. 3.Lobachevsky State University (National Research University)Nizhny NovgorodRussia

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