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Schematic representations for teaching the procedure of optical amplification in fiber amplifiers
Author(s): Cüneyt Berkdemir; Sedat Özsoy

Paper Abstract

We present the schematic representations for teaching the procedure of optical amplification in erbium and praseodymium doped fiber amplifiers by using rate equations models. The behaviour of these types of amplifiers is the same as three (for erbium ion) and four (for praseodymium ion) levels atomic systems, respectively. Most of the important characteristics of these amplifiers can be obtained from these simple models and their underlying assumptions. Hence, we can make use of these approaches for teaching the purposes of procedures in fiber amplifiers. For this aim, the gain performances of Er3+ and Pr3+-doped fiber amplifiers are investigated at the educational level, using the temperature-dependent rate equation model.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 October 2005
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 9664, Ninth International Topical Meeting on Education and Training in Optics and Photonics, 966417 (24 October 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.2207767
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Cüneyt Berkdemir, Erciyes Univ. (Turkey)
Sedat Özsoy, Erciyes Univ. (Turkey)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9664:
Ninth International Topical Meeting on Education and Training in Optics and Photonics
François Flory, Editor(s)

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