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Radiation-hardened nano-particles-based Erbium-doped fiber for space environment
Author(s): Jérémie Thomas; Mikhaël Myara; Philippe Signoret; Ekaterina Burov; Alain Pastouret; Gilles Melin; David Boivin; Olivier Gilard; Michel Sotom

Paper Abstract

We demonstrate for the first time a radiationresistant Erbium-Doped Fiber exhibiting performances that can fill the requirements of Erbium-Doped Fiber Amplifiers for space applications. This is based on an Aluminum co-doping atom reduction enabled by Nanoparticules Doping-Process. For this purpose, we developed several fibers containing very different erbium and aluminum concentrations, and tested them in the same optical amplifier configuration. This work allows to bring to the fore a highly radiation resistant Erbium-doped pure silica optical fiber exhibiting a low quenching level. This result is an important step as the EDFA is increasingly recognized as an enabling technology for the extensive use of photonic sub-systems in future satellites.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 November 2017
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 10564, International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2012, 105641G (20 November 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2309227
Show Author Affiliations
Jérémie Thomas, Univ. Montpellier (France)
Mikhaël Myara, Univ. Montpellier (France)
Philippe Signoret, Univ. Montpellier (France)
Ekaterina Burov, Draka (France)
Alain Pastouret, Draka (France)
Gilles Melin, Draka (France)
David Boivin, Draka (France)
Olivier Gilard, Ctr. National d'Études Spatiales (France)
Michel Sotom, Thales Alenia Space (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10564:
International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2012
Bruno Cugny; Errico Armandillo; Nikos Karafolas, Editor(s)

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