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Compact multimode pumped erbium-doped phosphate fiber amplifiers
Author(s): Shibin Jiang; Sergio Brito Mendes; Yongdan Hu; Gualtiero Nunzi Conti; Arturo Chavez-Pirson; Yushi Kaneda; Tao Luo; Qingyun Chen; Sandrine Hocde; Dan T. Nguyen; Ewan M. Wright; Jiafu Wang; Wenyan Tian; Thomas Nikolajsen; Nasser Peyghambarian
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Paper Abstract

The performance of compact multimode pumped erbium-doped phosphate fiber amplifiers is presented. A fiber amplifier with a small signal net gain of 41 dB at 1535 nm and 21 dB over the full C-band is demonstrated using a newly developed 8-cm-long erbium-doped phosphate fiber excited with a 1-W, 975-nm multimode laser diode. A theoretical model is developed for the multimode pumped amplifier based on modified rate equations and an effective beam propagation method. Close agreement between experimental and modeling results is observed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 October 2003
PDF: 4 pages
Opt. Eng. 42(10) doi: 10.1117/1.1600460
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 42, Issue 10
Show Author Affiliations
Shibin Jiang, NP Photonics, Inc. (United States)
Sergio Brito Mendes, NP Photonics, Inc. (United States)
Yongdan Hu, NP Photonics Inc. (United States)
Gualtiero Nunzi Conti, Istituto di Fisica Applicata Nello Carrara (Italy)
Arturo Chavez-Pirson, NP Photonics (United States)
Yushi Kaneda, NP Photonics, Inc. (United States)
Tao Luo, NP Photonics, Inc. (United States)
Qingyun Chen, NP Photonics Inc. (United States)
Sandrine Hocde, NP Photonics Inc. (United States)
Dan T. Nguyen, NP Photonics Inc. (United States)
Ewan M. Wright, Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Jiafu Wang, Peking Univ. (China)
Wenyan Tian, Alabama A&M Univ. (United States)
Thomas Nikolajsen, NP Photonics Inc. (United States)
Nasser Peyghambarian, Optical Sciences Ctr./Univ. of Arizona (United States)

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