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Low-ripple and high-efficiency C+L-band erbium-doped fiber amplified-spontaneous-emission sources using a dual forward pumping configuration
Author(s): Wencai Huang; Benrui Zheng; Xiulin Wang; Minghao Sun; Huiying Xu; Zhiping Cai
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Paper Abstract

We have experimentally investigated a new two-stage C+L-band (1525 to 1605-nm) amplified spontaneous emission (ASE) fiber source using a dual forward pumping configuration. The proposed source offers a high pumping efficiency of 24.6%, output power of about 52 mW, and a wide bandwidth of 80 nm. Without using any external spectral filters, the source has a low spectral ripple between 2.4 and 2.9 dB for different pumping power levels. This designed configuration is also suitable for high-efficiency L-band ASE. The obtained source will be useful in characteristic measurement for wavelength-division multiplexing components and spectrum-sliced multiwavelength fiber sources for local access networks.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 March 2008
PDF: 4 pages
Opt. Eng. 47(3) 035003 doi: 10.1117/1.2890470
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 47, Issue 3
Show Author Affiliations
Wencai Huang, Xiamen Univ. (China)
Benrui Zheng, Xiamen Univ. (China)
Xiulin Wang, Jimei Univ. (China)
Minghao Sun, Xiamen Univ. (China)
Huiying Xu, Xiamen Univ. (China)
Zhiping Cai, Xiamen Univ. (China)

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