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New heavy metal oxide silicate amplifier glass for compact and broadband amplifiers
Author(s): F. Bullesfeld; Bernd Drapp; V. Hagemann; Martin Letz; Ulrich Peuchert; S. Reichel; Ruediger Sprengard; Tobias Kaelber; Matthias Brinkmann; B. Schreder; E. Pawlowski; S. A. Pucilowski; Joseph S. Hayden
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Paper Abstract

Properties of a new rare-earth doped heavy metal oxide containing silicate glass are presented. The glass has potential for fabrication of ultra-short wideband fiber and planar waveguide amplifiers. We report specific results for a fiber amplifier geometry, discussing achieved improvements in device compactness (Giles gain g* = 210 dB/m allowing up to 100 times shorter fiber) and amplification bandwidth (50% more bandwidth in C-/L-band) compared to the conventional EDFA. We also access the potential of this material for fabrication of active planar integrated waveguide devices.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 June 2003
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4990, Rare-Earth-Doped Materials and Devices VII, (17 June 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.479379
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F. Bullesfeld, Schott Glas (Germany)
Bernd Drapp, Schott Glas (Germany)
V. Hagemann, Schott Glas (Germany)
Martin Letz, Schott Glas (Germany)
Ulrich Peuchert, Schott Glas (Germany)
S. Reichel, Schott Glas (Germany)
Ruediger Sprengard, Schott Glas (Germany)
Tobias Kaelber, Schott Glas (Germany)
Matthias Brinkmann, Schott Glas (Germany)
B. Schreder, Schott Glas (Germany)
E. Pawlowski, Schott Glas (Germany)
S. A. Pucilowski, Schott Glass Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Joseph S. Hayden, Schott Glass Technologies, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4990:
Rare-Earth-Doped Materials and Devices VII
Shibin Jiang; Jacques Lucas, Editor(s)

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