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Novel erbium-doped fiber for high-power applications
Author(s): Bai Shi Wang; Gabe Puc; Matthew Andrejco
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Paper Abstract

A novel erbium doped fiber (EDF) designed for high power WDM applications is presented. The fiber design and performance versus numerical aperture and cutoff wavelength are described based on an advanced EDFA model. The optical and spectral characteristics of the high power fiber are shown. Experimental measurement results of this fiber and comparison with typical commercially available EDFs are given. Performance results show that the new EDF is ideal for high power EDFA applications. It features high power conversion efficiency at high pump power, especially with 980nm pumping, extremely flat gain shape, very low splice loss to typical pigtail fibers, and negligible macro-bending loss.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 January 2005
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 5623, Passive Components and Fiber-based Devices, (10 January 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.580598
Show Author Affiliations
Bai Shi Wang, OFS Labs. (United States)
Gabe Puc, OFS Labs. (United States)
Matthew Andrejco, OFS Labs. (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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