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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 47, Iss. 11 — Apr. 10, 2008
  • pp: 1907–1912

Fabrication and characterization of dye mixture doped polymer optical fiber as a broad wavelength optical amplifier

M. Sheeba, M. Rajesh, V. P. N. Nampoori, and P. Radhakrishnan  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 47, Issue 11, pp. 1907-1912 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.47.001907


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Abstract

Rhodamine 6G and Rhodamine B dye mixture doped polymer optical fiber amplifier (POFA), which can operate in a broad wavelength region ( 60 nm ), has been successfully fabricated and tested. Tunable operation of the amplifier over a broad wavelength region is achieved by mixing different ratios of the dyes. The dye doped POFA is pumped axially using 532 nm , 10 ns laser pulses from a frequency doubled Q-switched Nd: YAG laser and the signals are taken from an optical parametric oscillator. A maximum gain of 22.3 dB at 617 nm wavelength has been obtained for a 7 cm long dye mixture doped POFA. The effects of pump energy and length of the fiber on the performance of the fiber amplifier are also studied. There exists an optimum length for which the amplifier gain is at a maximum value.

© 2008 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

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: December 18, 2007
Revised Manuscript: February 13, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: February 18, 2008
Published: April 7, 2008

Citation
M. Sheeba, M. Rajesh, V. P. N. Nampoori, and P. Radhakrishnan, "Fabrication and characterization of dye mixture doped polymer optical fiber as a broad wavelength optical amplifier," Appl. Opt. 47, 1907-1912 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-47-11-1907


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