30 December 1991 Optically induced creation, transformation, and organization of defects and color centers in optical fibers
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Proceedings Volume 1516, International Workshop on Photoinduced Self-Organization Effects in Optical Fiber; (1991) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.51160
Event: International Workshop on Photoinduced Self-Organization Effects in Optics, 1991, Quebec City, Canada
Abstract
Over the past five years, a color-center model for the dynamics of the absorption induced in germanosilicate fibers upon exposure to blue/green light has been under development at Southampton. This model is introduced and its predictions used for the first time to test our proposed Kramers-Kronig mechanism for the concurrent refractive index changes induced in the visible and the infrared. It is found that the predicted color-center population changes in the UV are insufficient to explain these refractive index changes. A possible alternative model, based on density changes in the glass triggered by color-center formation, is assessed experimentally and analytically. The implications of this result to photonically driven self-organization in fibers is briefly assessed, and reference made to recent experimental results.
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Philip St.J. Russell, Duncan P. Hand, Yuk Tak Chow, L. J. Poyntz-Wright, "Optically induced creation, transformation, and organization of defects and color centers in optical fibers", Proc. SPIE 1516, International Workshop on Photoinduced Self-Organization Effects in Optical Fiber, (30 December 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.51160; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.51160
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