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Length dependence of saturation power in erbium-doped fiber amplifiers
Author(s): John L. Zyskind; James W. Sulhoff; David J. DiGiovanni
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Paper Abstract

The dependence of the output saturation power on length is determined for an aluminosilicate erbium-doped fiber amplifier. For low gain amplifiers the output saturation power is found to decrease with increasing length. But for amplifiers with small signal gains above about 20 dB the output saturation power increases with length. The self-saturation by amplified spontaneous emission of such high gain amplifiers is responsible for the observation of increased saturation output powers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 1992
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1581, Fiber Laser Sources and Amplifiers III, (1 February 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.134990
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John L. Zyskind, AT&T Bell Labs. (United States)
James W. Sulhoff, AT&T Bell Labs. (United States)
David J. DiGiovanni, AT&T Bell Labs. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1581:
Fiber Laser Sources and Amplifiers III
Michel J. F. Digonnet; Elias Snitzer, Editor(s)

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