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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 46, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2007
  • pp: 106–112

Fabrication and characterization of dye-doped polymer optical fiber as a light amplifier

Mandamparambil Rajesh, Mavila Sheeba, Karinjamanna Geetha, Chakkalakkal P. G. Vallaban, Padmanabhan Radhakrishnan, and Vadakkedathu P. N. Nampoori  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 46, Issue 1, pp. 106-112 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.46.000106


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Abstract

The fabrication and characterization of a Rhodamine 6G-doped polymer optical fiber amplifier have been carried out. Two different schemes were employed to characterize the optical fiber: the stripe illumination technique to study the fiber as a gain medium and another technique to study its performance as an amplifier. We observed a spectral narrowing from 42 to 7   nm when the pump energy was increased to 6 mJ in the stripe illumination geometry. A gain of 18   dB was obtained in the amplifier configuration. The effects of pump power and dye concentration on the performance of the fiber as an amplifier were also studied.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: April 20, 2006
Revised Manuscript: August 26, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: August 30, 2006

Citation
Mandamparambil Rajesh, Mavila Sheeba, Karinjamanna Geetha, Chakkalakkal P. G. Vallaban, Padmanabhan Radhakrishnan, and Vadakkedathu P. N. Nampoori, "Fabrication and characterization of dye-doped polymer optical fiber as a light amplifier," Appl. Opt. 46, 106-112 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-46-1-106

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