A diode-pumped optical-amplifier based on evanescent excitation using a highly Er3+-doped glass over side-polished fiber is demonstrated for the first time with a relative gain of 2 dB at 1.55µm wavelength.
© 2005 Optical Society of America
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(160.0160) Materials : Materials
(160.5690) Materials : Rare-earth-doped materials
N. Chen, S. Chi, L. Zhang, L. Hu, K. Chuang, Y. Lai, S. Tseng, and J. Shy, "CW-Pumped Evanescent Amplification at 1.55 um Wavelength Using Highly Er3+-Doped Glass over Side-Polished Fiber," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper JWB61.