Influence of Ce codoping and H2 pre-loading on Er/Yb-doped fiber: Radiation response characterized by Confocal Micro-Luminescence

Marco Cannas, Marilena Vivona, Cadier, Vivona, Girard, Boukenter, Ouerdane, Marcandella, Robin

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Confocal microscopy luminescence measurements were applied to study the X-ray radiation response ofEr/Yb-doped optical fibers in connection with H2 pre-loading and with the addition of another lanthanideelement (Cerium) in the core composition. Laser excitations at 488 nm and 325 nm allow deriving theemission and absorption pattern of Er3+, the latter derived from the dips appearing in a wide luminescenceband related to defects in silica. We found that the luminescence spectrum of the X-irradiated Er/Yb-dopedcore fiber evidences an increase in the emission intensity around 520 and 660 nm; in contrast, no changes areinduced by radiation neither after H2 pre-loading nor when the Cerium is added to the core composition. Bothtreatments reduce the generation of defects in the Er-doped fibers thus providing hardness in the radiativeenvironment.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1963-1965
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Non-Crystalline Solids
Publication statusPublished - 2011


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Chemistry

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