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A low-loss specialty fiber designed for 980/1600 WDM coupler used in the L-band EDFA
Author(s): Honggu Jiang; Adam Hokansson; Timothy McMahon; Jie Li
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Paper Abstract

A 980/1600 Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM) fiber coupler is a critical component of an L-band (1580 nm to 1620 nm wavelength region) Erbium Doped Fiber Amplifier (EDFA), and the application in the L-band requires low optical loss at 980 nm and 1600 nm for the single mode fiber used in making the coupler. Common single mode fiber, designed for use at 980 nm, would usually have a significantly higher optical loss at these wavelengths. Therefore, a new design may be required. In this paper, we describe our work in fiber design to meet the new requirements and discuss relevant issues, especially fiber attenuation and bend loss performance.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 January 2005
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 5623, Passive Components and Fiber-based Devices, (10 January 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.577166
Show Author Affiliations
Honggu Jiang, OFS, Specialty Photonics Div. (United States)
Adam Hokansson, OFS, Specialty Photonics Div. (United States)
Timothy McMahon, OFS, Specialty Photonics Div. (United States)
Jie Li, OFS, Specialty Photonics Div. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5623:
Passive Components and Fiber-based Devices
Yan Sun; Shuisheng Jian; Sang Bae Lee; Katsunari Okamoto, Editor(s)

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