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Modeling of integrated erbium doped optical amplifiers: influence of background loss and requirements to process control
Author(s): Christian Lester; Anders Bjarklev; Thomas P. Rasmussen; Ole Lumholt
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Paper Abstract

An overview of the development on lossless Er-doped Y-branches and high gain Er-doped waveguide amplifiers is given, and their applications in future prospects are reviewed. A comprehensive model is presented for the integrated Er-doped phosphate silica amplifier, that includes high concentration ion-ion interaction. The model is applied to a rigorous design optimization of high gain amplifiers, where the influence of variations in the launched pump power, the core cross-section, the waveguide length, the Er-concentration, and the background loss are evaluated. Optimal design proposals are given and the process reproducibility of the proposed design is examined. Requirements to process parameter control in the fabrication of the Er-doped waveguide are also set up.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 August 1994
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2212, Linear and Nonlinear Integrated Optics, (25 August 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.185114
Show Author Affiliations
Christian Lester, Technical Univ. of Denmark (Denmark)
Anders Bjarklev, Technical Univ. of Denmark (Denmark)
Thomas P. Rasmussen, Technical Univ. of Denmark (Denmark)
Ole Lumholt, Technical Univ. of Denmark (Denmark)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2212:
Linear and Nonlinear Integrated Optics
Giancarlo C. Righini; David Yevick, Editor(s)

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