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Erbium- and neodymium-doped fluoride glass fiber lasers and amplifiers (Invited Paper)
Author(s): Yoshiaki Miyajima
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes the latest results on laser oscillation and amplifier operation with Erbium(Er3+)-and Neodymium(Nd3+)-doped fluoride glass fiber. Er3+-doped fluoride fiber amplifiers have a 20 dB gain in the 35 nm wavelength range around 1.55?m. Also, up-conversion lasing is observed in highly Er3+-doped fiber, which produces many kinds of emission. Nd3+-doped fiber amplifiers show a 10 dB gain and a high saturation signal output around 1.33 ?m. The gain limit is discussed in comparison with that of Praseodymium(Pr3+)-doped fiber.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 1992
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1581, Fiber Laser Sources and Amplifiers III, (1 February 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.134993
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Yoshiaki Miyajima, NTT Optical Transmission Line Lab. (Japan)


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

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