We compare the nonlinearity tolerance of a conventional silica-based fiber amplifier and a Bismuth-based fiber amplifier. The Bismuth-based amplifier has shown superior performance over the conventional amplifier for short pulse amplification.
© 2003 Optical Society of America
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2410) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, erbium
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
S. Y. Set, M. Jablonski, T. Kotake, K. Furuki, M. Tojo, Y. Tanaka, N. Sugimoto, and K. Kikuchi, "Low Nonlinearity Bismuth Oxide-based Erbium-doped Fiber Amplifiers for Short Pulse Amplification," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference, Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2003), paper FB7.
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