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Title: Characterisation techniques for special optical fibres
Author: Fermann, Martin
ISNI:       0000 0001 3460 3940
Awarding Body: University of Southampton
Current Institution: University of Southampton
Date of Award: 1988
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Special optical fibres are introduced with the emphasis on rare-earth-doped fibres and fibres with crystal-like properties. Characterisation techniques for these types of fibre are discussed and several applications are described. In particular, optical time-domain reflectometry is used to demonstrate a distributed temperature sensor based on the temperature dependence of the absorption in rare-earth-doped fibres. Further, energy transfer between ytterbium and erbium is characterised and an erbium fibre laser sensitised with ytterbium is demonstrated. Finally, techniques for the creation of crystal-like properties in optical fibres are developed and second-order nonlinear phenomena in these fibres are analysed both experimentally and theoretically.
Supervisor: Payne, David ; Gambling, W. A. Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: QC Physics