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Highly efficient 978nm diode-pumped erbium-doped fiber amplifier with 24dB gain

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We report an Er3+-doped fibre amplifier pumped with a strained GaInAs/AlGaAs quantum-well diode laser operating at 978 nm. Efficient optical coupling of the diode laser pump was achieved with a wedge-tipped fibre. An optical gain of 24dB at 1535nm was obtained with only 6.2mW of pump power, corresponding to a gain of 3.9dB/mW of pump power. This is the highest efficiency for a fibre amplifier achieved thus far.

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Vodhanel, R.S., Laming, R.I., Shah, V., Curtis, L., Bour, D.P., Barnes, W.L., Minelly, J.D., Tarbox, E.J. and Favire, F.J. (1989) Highly efficient 978nm diode-pumped erbium-doped fiber amplifier with 24dB gain Electronics Letters, 25, (20), pp. 1386-1388. (doi:10.1049/el:19890928).

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Published date: 1989

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Local EPrints ID: 78421
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/78421
ISSN: 0013-5194
PURE UUID: 07fb9d17-2a8f-477a-8e1c-1767561a1354

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

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Author: R.S. Vodhanel
Author: R.I. Laming
Author: V. Shah
Author: L. Curtis
Author: D.P. Bour
Author: W.L. Barnes
Author: J.D. Minelly
Author: E.J. Tarbox
Author: F.J. Favire

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