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Integrated optical amplifiers based on rare-earth doped oxide glasses
Author(s): Giancarlo C. Righini; Massimo Brenci; Guaktiero Nunzi Conti; Stefano Pelli; Maurizio Ferrari; Marco Bettinelli; Adolfo Speghini; Baojiu Chen
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Paper Abstract

Oxide glasses have been used since long time to host a number of active compounds, first of all rare-earth (RE) ions, for lasing. Recently, the advantages offered by guided-wave format, namely the small size, the high pump power density, and the larger flexibility in design and fabrication, led to the development of fiber lasers and amplifiers based on Er3+-doped glasses. Currently, a growing activity is aimed at achieving large optical gain in Er3+-doped planar waveguides, having in mind the single-chip realization of integrated optical amplifiers and lasers. The aim of the present paper is to provide a quick overview of this area and to briefly discuss possible future developments.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 July 2003
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 5061, International Symposium on Photonic Glass (ISPG 2002), (16 July 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.517306
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Giancarlo C. Righini, Nello Carrara Institute of Applied Physics, CNR (Italy)
Massimo Brenci, Nello Carrara Institute of Applied Physics, CNR (Italy)
Guaktiero Nunzi Conti, Ctr. di Eccellenza Optronica (Italy)
Stefano Pelli, Nello Carrara Institute of Applied Physics, CNR (Italy)
Maurizio Ferrari, Institute of Photonics and Nanotechnology (Italy)
Marco Bettinelli, Univ. degli Studi di Verona (Italy)
Adolfo Speghini, Univ. degli Studi di Verona (Italy)
Baojiu Chen, Changchun Institute of Optics, Fine Mechanics and Physics (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5061:
International Symposium on Photonic Glass (ISPG 2002)
Congshan Zhu, Editor(s)

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