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Raman Amplification In Optical Fibres In The Wavelength Range 1.06 To 1.36µm
Author(s): K. C. Byron
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Paper Abstract

Optical amplification by stimulated Raman emission has been observed at five discrete wavelengths using a fibre Raman laser as both signal and pumping source to the amplifier. An amplification factor of 16 dB has been observed at 1.30 μm and 3 dB at 1.36 μm for a pump power of a few tens of milliwatts. RAMAN AMPLIFICATION IN OPTICAL FIBRES IN THE WAVELENGTH RANGE 1.06 TO 1.36 μm Stimulated Raman scattering in low loss optical fibre waveguides has attracted considerable attention owing to the high efficiency of generation of multiple Stokes frequency shifts. This effect has been utilised to provide a pulsed tunable source for fibre diagnostic measurements (1) , but the direct application of this mechanism for producing amplification of the transmitted signal in a fibre has only recently been investigated, with results showing substantial amplification in GeO2 doped SiO2 fibres at 1.064 μm (2), 1.24 μm (3), and 1.4 μm (4).

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 March 1985
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0492, 1984 European Conf on Optics, Optical Systems, and Applications, (27 March 1985); doi: 10.1117/12.943721
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K. C. Byron, Standard Telecommunication Laboratories Limited (England)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0492:
1984 European Conf on Optics, Optical Systems, and Applications
Bouwe Bolger; Hedzer A. Ferwerda, Editor(s)

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