We present a comparison of the erbium optical properties of doped Al-silica and tellurite fibers. Absorption-emission spectra show a higher and flatter signal gain over shorter lengths in TeO2 and lower losses of Al2O3-SiO2 fibers.
© 2004 Optical Society of America
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2270) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber characterization
(060.2410) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, erbium
S. Marjanovic, J. Toulouse, C. Sandmann, Z. D. Fleischman, V. Dierolf, M. F. Yan, V. S. Johnson, P. W. Wisk, A. R. Kortan, N. Kopylov, and R. G. Ahrens, "Comparison of Er3+ absorption-emission properties in tellurite and ultra highly doped Al-silica fibers," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/International Quantum Electronics Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper CTuU6.