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Optimized power performance and tunability modeling of erbium-doped fiber ring lasers
Author(s): Maria Thereza Miranda Rocco Giraldi; Sergio Celaschi
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Paper Abstract

The optimized power performance and the spectral tunability modeling of Erbium-doped fiber ring lasers are presented together with the measurement of the relative intensity noise. A Figure of Merit and an optimization procedure are defined in order to obtain maximum output power for a given pump power aiming the project design. Two tunable Erbium-doped fiber ring lasers were assembled. Their tunabilities are modeled and compared to the experimental results. Good agreement was obtained. We achieved a 32 nm tuning range, limited by the tuning range of the filter used. A relative intensity noise < - 120 dB/Hz, which enables to externally modulate such lasers up to 2.5 Gb/s, was also obtained.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 December 1995
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2613, Emerging Components and Technologies for All-Optical Networks, (27 December 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.228867
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Maria Thereza Miranda Rocco Giraldi, Parana Federal Ctr. for Technological Education (Brazil)
Sergio Celaschi, Brazilian Telecommunications Research and Development Ctr. (Brazil)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2613:
Emerging Components and Technologies for All-Optical Networks
Emil S. Koteles; Alan Eli Willner, Editor(s)

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