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Future directions in 980-nm pump lasers: submarine deployment to low-cost watt-class terrestrial pumps
Author(s): V. Gulgazov; Gordon S. Jackson; Kevin M. Lascola; Jo S. Major; Ross Parke; Tim Richard; Victor V. Rossin; Kai Zhang
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Paper Abstract

The demands of global bandwidth and distribution are rising rapidly as Internet usage grows. This fundamentally means that more photons are flowing within optical cables. While transmitting sources launches some optical power, the majority of the optical power that is present within modem telecommunication systems originates from optical amplifiers. In addition, modem optical amplifiers offer flat optical gain over broad wavelength bands, thus making possible dense wavelength de-multiplexing (DWDM) systems. Optical amplifier performance, and by extension the performance of the laser pumps that drive them, is central to the future growth of both optical transmission and distribution systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 September 1999
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 10295, Reliability of Optical Fibers and Optical Fiber Systems: A Critical Review, 1029509 (28 September 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.361082
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V. Gulgazov, SDL, Inc. (United States)
Gordon S. Jackson, SDL, Inc. (United States)
Kevin M. Lascola, SDL, Inc. (United States)
Jo S. Major, SDL, Inc. (United States)
Ross Parke, SDL, Inc. (United States)
Tim Richard, SDL, Inc. (United States)
Victor V. Rossin, SDL, Inc. (United States)
Kai Zhang, SDL, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10295:
Reliability of Optical Fibers and Optical Fiber Systems: A Critical Review
Dilip K. Paul, Editor(s)

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