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Nitrogen-related absorption bands in optical fibres

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2 Author(s)
Gilliland, J.W. ; Corning Glass Works, Corning, USA ; Powers, D.R.

Two absorption bands are reported in germanium-doped optical fibres containing low levels of nitrogen. The bands are not present in the fibre as drawn, but can be activated by exposure to elevated temperatures. Germanium, along with nitrogen, plays a role in forming the defects responsible for the absorption.

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Electronics Letters  (Volume:23 ,  Issue: 4 )