Abstract (40-Word Limit): We demonstrate multicore amplification with a double-cladding multicore erbium-doped fibre whose cladding is pumped by one multimode laser. We obtain gain of >15dB, noise figure of <5.5dB and crosstalk of <−30dB between 1580 and 1610nm. Two 10Gbit/s signals in each independent core are simultaneously amplified without additional penalty.
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(060.2270) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber characterization
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(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
Y. Mimura, Y. Tsuchida, K. Maeda, R. Miyabe, K. Aiso, H. Matsuura, and R. Sugizaki, "Batch Multicore Amplification with Cladding-Pumped Multicore EDF," in European Conference and Exhibition on Optical Communication, OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2012), paper Tu.4.F.1.
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