We have designed and evaluated two types of spiral lightwave circuits for 1-cm2-size high performance waveguide amplifier. Circle-spiral layout is found to show higher performance compared to square-spiral layout because of low bending loss.
© 2006 Optical Society of America
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.4480) Lasers and laser optics : Optical amplifiers
(160.0160) Materials : Materials
(160.5690) Materials : Rare-earth-doped materials
M. Ono, Y. Kondo, J. Kageyama, H. Hayashi, and N. Sugimoto, " Design and Characterization of Ultra-Compact Er-Doped Waveguide Amplifier Based on Bisumuthate Glass," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition and The National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper OTuD3.
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