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Erbium-doped polymer waveguide amplifiers
Author(s): Kalin Spariosu; Daniel P. Robinson; Peter W. Low; Winston Ho; Steven J. Syracuse
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Paper Abstract

The operation of several singlemode erbium doped polymer waveguide amplifiers was demonstrated. Optical gain of 5 dB was achieved at two different signal laser wavelengths, using a 1.48 micrometers pump. The two polymer host in which gain was demonstrated were gelatin and polystyrene - both prepared in a waveguide structured with high doping levels.

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Date Published: 22 September 1997
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3135, Precision Plastic Optics for Optical Storage, Displays, Imaging, and Communications, (22 September 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.279143
Show Author Affiliations
Kalin Spariosu, Physical Optics Corp. (United States)
Daniel P. Robinson, Physical Optics Corp. (United States)
Peter W. Low, Physical Optics Corp. (United States)
Winston Ho, Physical Optics Corp. (United States)
Steven J. Syracuse, Physical Optics Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3135:
Precision Plastic Optics for Optical Storage, Displays, Imaging, and Communications
Werner F. Frank, Editor(s)

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