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Seven-core active fibre for application in telecommunication satellites
Author(s): Marta Filipowicz; Marek Napierała; Michał Murawski; Łukasz Ostrowski; Łukasz Szostkiewicz; Michał Szymański; Tadeusz Tenderenda; Krzysztof Anders; Ryszard Piramidowicz; Grzegorz Wójcik; Mariusz Makara; Krzysztof Poturaj; Paweł Mergo; Tomasz Nasiłowski
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Paper Abstract

The use of optical elements and other photonic components makes it possible to overcome telecommunication satellite’s bottleneck problems such as size and weight reduction. Despite the unquestionable potential of such elements, nowadays they are not widely used in systems operating in space. This is due to many factors, including the fact that space radiation has disruptive influence on optical fibre. Namely it introduces additional radiation induced attenuation (RIA) that significantly lowers efficiency of optical fibre based systems. However, there is a possibility to produce radiation-hardened (rad-hard) components. One of them is seven core erbium-doped active fibre (MC-EDF) for fibre amplifiers in satellites that we have been developing. In this paper we present a detailed description of seven core structure design as well as experimental results. We report that average gain of 20 dB in C-band with noise figure of 5.8 dB was obtained. We also confirmed that low crosstalk value for a multicore fibre amplifier based on our fibre can be achieved.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 December 2015
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 9816, Optical Fibers and Their Applications 2015, 981613 (17 December 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2228835
Show Author Affiliations
Marta Filipowicz, InPhoTech SP z o. o. (Poland)
Marek Napierała, InPhoTech SP z o. o. (Poland)
Michał Murawski, Polish Ctr. for Photonics and Fibre Optics (Poland)
Łukasz Ostrowski, InPhoTech SP z o. o. (Poland)
Łukasz Szostkiewicz, Polish Ctr. for Photonics and Fibre Optics (Poland)
Michał Szymański, Polish Ctr. for Photonics and Fibre Optics (Poland)
Tadeusz Tenderenda, InPhoTech SP z o. o. (Poland)
Krzysztof Anders, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Ryszard Piramidowicz, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Grzegorz Wójcik, Univ. of Maria Curie-Sklodowska (Poland)
Mariusz Makara, InPhoTech SP z o. o. (Poland)
Krzysztof Poturaj, Univ. of Maria Curie-Sklodowska (Poland)
Paweł Mergo, Univ. of Maria Curie-Sklodowska (Poland)
Tomasz Nasiłowski, InPhoTech SP z o. o. (Poland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9816:
Optical Fibers and Their Applications 2015
Ryszard S. Romaniuk; Waldemar Wojcik; Andrzej Smolarz, Editor(s)

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