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Comparison of Nd3+-doped glasses for amplification in the 1300-nm region
Author(s): Stanley A. Zemon; William J. Miniscalco; Gary M. Lambert; Barbara A. Thompson; Mark A. Newhouse; Paul A. Tick; Leslie J. Button; Douglas W. Hall
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Paper Abstract

Excited-state-absorption and stimulated-emission cross-section spectra have been measured in the 1300-nm region for a wide variety of Nd3+-doped glass compositions. The results indicate that fluoroberyllates are the best choice for fiber amplifiers in the 1300-nm optical communications window. Model calculations predict a gain spectrum peaked at 1314 nm with useful gain extending from 1304 to 1370 nm when amplified spontaneous emission is neglected.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 March 1993
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1789, Fiber Laser Sources and Amplifiers IV, (23 March 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.141146
Show Author Affiliations
Stanley A. Zemon, GTE Labs. Inc. (United States)
William J. Miniscalco, GTE Labs. Inc. (United States)
Gary M. Lambert, GTE Labs. Inc. (United States)
Barbara A. Thompson, GTE Labs. Inc. (United States)
Mark A. Newhouse, Corning Incorporated (United States)
Paul A. Tick, Corning Incorporated (United States)
Leslie J. Button, Corning Incorporated (United States)
Douglas W. Hall, Corning Incorporated (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1789:
Fiber Laser Sources and Amplifiers IV
Michel J. F. Digonnet; Elias Snitzer, Editor(s)

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