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Implementation of a 1280- to 1380-nm light source for reflective spectrum measurement of biomedical fiber sensors
Author(s): Shyh-Lin Tsao; Shien-Cheng Chiou
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, we present a new broadband light source covers 1280-1380nm region for application in a wavelength division multiplexing biomedical fiber-optic Bragg grating spectra reflective sensors. We cascade two optical amplifiers for achieving the 100nm broadband light source. The cascaded two optical amplifiers are praseodymium fluoride fiber amplifer (PDFA) and multiple quantum well optical semiconductor amplifier MQW-SOA, respectively. The optimal driving current of MQW-SOA and the optimal pumping power of PDFA are experimentally searched. We find the bandwidth can reach 100nm from 1280nm to 1380nm with driving current 50mA and pumping power 885mW of MQW-SOA and PDFA respectively.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 July 2000
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4082, Optical Sensing, Imaging, and Manipulation for Biological and Biomedical Applications, (4 July 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.390560
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Shyh-Lin Tsao, Yuan Ze Univ. (Taiwan)
Shien-Cheng Chiou, Yuan Ze Univ. (Taiwan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4082:
Optical Sensing, Imaging, and Manipulation for Biological and Biomedical Applications
Robert R. Alfano; Peng Pei Ho; Arthur E. T. Chiou, Editor(s)

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