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Gamma-ray-induced effects in erbium-doped fiber optic amplifiers
Author(s): Edward W. Taylor; Stanley J. McKinney; Anthony D. Sanchez; Alan H. Paxton; Douglas M. Craig; James E. Winter; Roberta M. Ewart; Ken Miller; Tim O'Connor; Robert W. Kaliski
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Paper Abstract

Four Erbium doped fiber optic amplifiers (EDFAs) were irradiated by gamma-rays to dose levels of 40 Krad(Si) and 100 Krad(Si) at dose rates of 0.25 rad(Si) sec-1 and 1.0 rad(Si) sec-1, respectively. All EDFAs were observed to incur radiation induced permanent decreases to their pre-irradiated signal gains. The paper will discuss the influence of gamma-ray irradiations on EDFA parameters such as gain, noise figure, and integrated amplified spontaneous emission. A brief discussion of how changes to these parameters evolve is presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 October 1998
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3440, Photonics for Space Environments VI, (13 October 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.326691
Show Author Affiliations
Edward W. Taylor, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Stanley J. McKinney, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Anthony D. Sanchez, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Alan H. Paxton, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Douglas M. Craig, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
James E. Winter, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Roberta M. Ewart, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Ken Miller, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. (United States)
Tim O'Connor, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. (United States)
Robert W. Kaliski, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3440:
Photonics for Space Environments VI
Edward W. Taylor, Editor(s)

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