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Design and simulation of erbium-doped waveguide amplifiers
Author(s): Renyuan Gao; Renfeng Gao
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Paper Abstract

The erbium doped waveguide amplifier (EDWA) provides the benefits of high gain per unit length and compact size. We use the erbium two-level system model with the measured material properties and waveguide properties to study the amplifier performance dependence on operating conditions and EDWA lengths. We have established a modeling, simulation, and designing framework to systematically study the amplifier performance issues from materials to device packaging. Simulations of two EDWA examples based on alumino-silicate and phosphate glasses are carried out in detail.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 November 2001
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 4439, Design, Manufacturing, and Testing of Planar Optical Waveguide Devices, (6 November 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.447625
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Renyuan Gao, Photon-X, Inc. (United States)
Renfeng Gao, Photon-X, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4439:
Design, Manufacturing, and Testing of Planar Optical Waveguide Devices
Robert A. Norwood, Editor(s)

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