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

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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.

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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), pp. 253-255. (doi:10.1109/68.79772).

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Published date: 1991

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Local EPrints ID: 78394
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/78394
ISSN: 1041-1135
PURE UUID: 9d0efc40-34ad-46f0-8dd1-91f0452431a7

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Date deposited: 11 Mar 2010
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 23:24

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Author: R.I. Laming
Author: J.E. Townsend
Author: D.N. Payne
Author: F. Meli
Author: G. Grasso
Author: E.J. Tarbox

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