High-power erbium-doped-fibre amplifiers operating in the saturated regime

Laming, R.I., Townsend, J.E., Payne, D.N., Meli, F., Grasso, G. and Tarbox, E.J. (1991) High-power erbium-doped-fibre amplifiers operating in the saturated regime. IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, 3, (3), 253-255. (doi:10.1109/68.79772).


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Highly saturated, erbium-doped fiber amplifiers can be employed as efficient power amplifiers. Differential pump-to-signal conversion efficiencies of 59%. (quantum efficiency of 93%) can be obtained, resulting in 54 mW (+17.3 dBm) of amplified signal for only 100 mW of pump power at 978 nm. In addition, these amplifiers are shown to have virtually-flat spectral-gain characteristics with a 1 dB bandwidth in excess of 38 nm.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 1041-1135 (print)
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Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > Optoelectronics Research Centre
ePrint ID: 78394
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2010
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:58
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/78394

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