Gain and noise in ytterbium-sensitized erbium-doped fiber amplifiers: Measurements and simulations

Martin Achtenhagen, Robert James Beeson, Feng Pan, Bruce Nyman, Amos Hardy

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Abstract

The fiber gain and noise figure in erbium (Er)-yt-terbium (Yb) codoped fiber amplifiers are experimentally studied and theoretically modeled. The different fiber parameters for the model are found in separate characterization measurements. The comparison between the measured and calculated data show excellent agreement. In addition, we demonstrate the design process for a specific cladding-pumped fiber to find the optimum fiber length.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1521-1526
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Lightwave Technology
Volume19
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2001

Keywords

  • Amplifier
  • Doped
  • Erbium (Er)
  • Fiber
  • Gain measurement
  • Noise measurement
  • Ytterbium (Yb)

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