Abstract (40-Word Limit): We demonstrate multicore EDFA with simultaneous 7-core pump by utilizing small-diameter fibre bundle fan-in/out. We confirm the characteristics with the gain > 15 dB, the noise figure < 7 dB, and the crosstalk < −40 dB in C-band. Seven 10 Gbit/s NRZ data are simultaneously amplified in each core with the power penalty within 0.5 dB.
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(060.2270) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber characterization
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
Y. Tsuchida, K. Maeda, K. Watanabe, T. Saito, S. Matsumoto, K. Aiso, Y. Mimura, and R. Sugizaki, "Simultaneous 7-Core Pumped Amplification in Multicore EDF through Fibre Based Fan-In/Out," in European Conference and Exhibition on Optical Communication, OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2012), paper Tu.4.F.2.
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