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Reliability of rare-earth-doped fluoride fibers for optical fiber amplifier application

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8 Author(s)
Fujiura, K. ; NTT Opto-Electron. Labs., Ibaraki, Japan ; Nishida, Y. ; Kanamori, T. ; Terunuma, Y.
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We have clarified the strength and estimated lifetime of fluoride fibers for optical amplifier use. We fabricated a UV-curable epoxy-acrylate coated fluoride fiber with a strength of 542 MPa. We estimated the lifetime of the fluoride fiber to be longer than 25 years at 80/spl deg/C and 50% RH.

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Photonics Technology Letters, IEEE  (Volume:10 ,  Issue: 7 )