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Experimental and theoretical studies of gain of erbium-doped fiber amplifiers with pump excited-state absorption and signal upconversion losses under co- and contradirectional pumping
Author(s): Prita Nair; B. M. Sivaram; J. P. Raina
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Paper Abstract

This paper reports the results of an experimental study and numerical modelling of the gain characteristics of Erbium doped fiber amplifiers in the presence of pump excited state absorption losses and upconversion losses. The results reveal the differences in the gain characteristics for co and contradirectional pumping when these losses occur simultaneously in the amplifier.

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Date Published: 10 January 1996
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2695, Functional Photonic and Fiber Devices, (10 January 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.229940
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Prita Nair, Indian Institute of Technology/Madras (India)
B. M. Sivaram, Indian Institute of Technology/Madras (India)
J. P. Raina, Indian Institute of Technology/Madras (India)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2695:
Functional Photonic and Fiber Devices
S. Iraj Najafi; Mario Nicola Armenise, Editor(s)

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