Optimal pumping of erbium-doped-fibre optical amplifiers

Laming, R.I., Reekie, L., Payne, D.N., Scrivener, P.L., Fontana, F. and Righetti, A. (1988) Optimal pumping of erbium-doped-fibre optical amplifiers. In, ECOC: 14th European Conference on Optical Communication, Brighton, GB, 11 - 15 Sep 1988.


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By choosing pump wavelengths which avoid excited-state absorption, efficient, high-gain, erbium-doped fibre amplifiers are possible. Practical pump wavelengths of 532nm and 980nm are identified as optimal, the latter giving a gain as high as 2.2dB/mW of pump.

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Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions : Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering > Optoelectronics Research Centre
ePrint ID: 77582
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Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2010
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 13:12
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/77582

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