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Analysis of erbium-doped fiber amplifiers pumped at 800 nm
Author(s): Frands Bo Pedersen; Stanley A. Zemon; William J. Miniscalco
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Paper Abstract

The performance and efficiency of erbium-doped fibers pumped in the 800-nm band has been analyzed using a quantitative amplifier model. Both a silica and a fluorophosphate host were investigated. The analysis showed that under optimized conditions the fluorophosphate is superior to the silica with higher gain and up to 60 % higher quantum conversion efficiency. Only with respect to noise figure is the fluorophosphate poorer, because of the shorter lifetime of the metastable state.

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Date Published: 1 February 1992
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1581, Fiber Laser Sources and Amplifiers III, (1 February 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.134992
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Frands Bo Pedersen, Technical Univ. of Denmark (Denmark)
Stanley A. Zemon, GTE Labs. Inc. (United States)
William J. Miniscalco, GTE Labs. Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1581:
Fiber Laser Sources and Amplifiers III
Michel J. F. Digonnet; Elias Snitzer, Editor(s)

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