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Optical amplification on the 3P0-3F2 transition in praseodymium-doped fluorozirconate fiber
Author(s): Bill P. Petreski; Peter M. Farrell; Michael M. Murphy; Stephen F. Collins
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Paper Abstract

Optical amplification at the 632.8 nm He-Ne wavelength has been investigated in praseodymium-doped fluorozirconate fiber. A slope efficiency of 0.15 dB/mW was realized with up to 14 dB gain which is a significant improvement on previously reported results. A rate equation approach is used to model and understand the gain dynamics. The lifetime of the 3P0 state was measured to be 46.5 +/- 0.9 microsecond(s) . Using Fuchtbauer-Ladenburg analysis, the absorption cross-section at the pump wavelength and the emission cross- section at the signal wavelength were calculated to be 0.39 +/- 0.03 pm2 and 1.65 +/- 0.15 pm2 respectively.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 November 1996
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2841, Doped Fiber Devices, (20 November 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.258967
Show Author Affiliations
Bill P. Petreski, Victoria Univ. of Technology (Australia)
Peter M. Farrell, Victoria Univ. of Technology (Australia)
Michael M. Murphy, Victoria Univ. of Technology (Australia)
Stephen F. Collins, Victoria Univ. of Technology (Australia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2841:
Doped Fiber Devices
Michel J. F. Digonnet; Francois Ouellette, Editor(s)

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