When a fiber amplifier is part of an optical wavefront sensor, design constraints are different than in standard applications. We illustrate amplifier optimizations (for this regime) facilitated by novel closed-form solutions for gain and noise.
© 2007 OSA
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(280.0280) Remote sensing and sensors : Remote sensing and sensors
(280.3420) Remote sensing and sensors : Laser sensors
S. Shepard, " The Use of an Optical Fiber Amplifier in the Reference Arm of a Wavefront Sensing Interferometer," in Adaptive Optics: Analysis and Methods/Computational Optical Sensing and Imaging/Information Photonics/Signal Recovery and Synthesis Topical Meetings on CD-ROM, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2007), paper AWC6.
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