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  • Vol. 37, Iss. 12 — Apr. 20, 1998
  • pp: 2288–2295

Experimental cross sections of erbium-doped silica fibers pumped at 1480 nm

Sebastián Jarabo and José Miguel Álvarez  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 37, Issue 12, pp. 2288-2295 (1998)

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Absorption and stimulated emission coefficients for a pump power at 1480 nm are determined experimentally for three types of erbium-doped silica fiber. Starting from these coefficients and using previous gain measurements, we calculate absorption and stimulated emission cross sections of the erbium laser transition. The results obtained are in good agreement with the ones that appear in the literature.

© 1998 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2410) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, erbium
(140.3500) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, erbium
(160.6030) Materials : Silica

Original Manuscript: April 1, 1997
Revised Manuscript: October 16, 1997
Published: April 20, 1998

Sebastián Jarabo and José Miguel Álvarez, "Experimental cross sections of erbium-doped silica fibers pumped at 1480 nm," Appl. Opt. 37, 2288-2295 (1998)

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