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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry Van Driel
  • Vol. 26, Iss. 5 — May. 1, 2009
  • pp: 1049–1056

Modeling and gain properties of Er 3 + and Pr 3 + codoped fiber amplifier for 1.3 and 1.5 μ m windows

Chun Jiang  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 26, Issue 5, pp. 1049-1056 (2009)

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A detailed analysis is presented of the possibility of an Er 3 + and Pr 3 + codoped fiber as an amplifier for 1.3 and 1.5 μ m transmission windows. The numerical models with 1010 1480 nm and 986 1480 nm pump lasers are proposed, the rate and power propagation equations are solved numerically, and the dependence of the gains at 1310, 1530, and 1600 nm windows on pump wavelength and power, active ion concentrations, and signal wavelength are calculated. The results show that with 1010 1480 nm pumps of 200 100 mW and with fixed Pr 3 + and Er 3 + concentrations at 8.0 × 10 24 and 2.0 × 10 24   ions m 3 , the signals at 1310 and 1530 nm windows may be equally amplified with a gain of 26.0 dB in the active fiber with a length of 7.0 m , and with a 1480 986 nm pump power of 100 300 mW and Pr 3 + and Er 3 + ion concentrations of 2.0 × 10 24 and 2.0 × 10 24   ions m 3 , the signals at 1310 and 1530 nm may be nearly equally amplified with a gain of 8.0 dB in a 10.0 m long active fiber.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: July 21, 2008
Revised Manuscript: December 23, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: March 9, 2009
Published: April 17, 2009

Chun Jiang, "Modeling and gain properties of Er3+ and Pr3+ codoped fiber amplifier for 1.3 and 1.5 μm windows," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 26, 1049-1056 (2009)

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