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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry van Driel
  • Vol. 27, Iss. 7 — Jul. 1, 2010
  • pp: 1452–1457

Investigation of signal excited-state absorption in bismuth-based erbium-doped fiber amplifier

Jae Hyun Shin and Ju Han Lee  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 27, Issue 7, pp. 1452-1457 (2010)

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Signal excited-state absorption (ESA) in a bismuth oxide-based erbium-doped fiber (EDF) amplifier was investigated in numerical and experimental ways. The signal ESA cross-section of the bismuth oxide-based EDF was first measured by using a especially devised numerical-prediction technique that can give an accurate value for an arbitrary EDF length. Using a range of numerical simulations based on the measured signal ESA cross-section as well as experimental measurements, the signal ESA’s impact on the gain and noise figure was investigated. The signal ESA reduces the amplification bandwidth by 7   nm compared with that of the theoretical gain bandwidth that can be obtained without signal ESA. The longer wavelength limit of the amplification band was estimated to be 1632   nm .

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OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(060.2410) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, erbium
(230.2285) Optical devices : Fiber devices and optical amplifiers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: March 4, 2010
Revised Manuscript: May 20, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: May 23, 2010
Published: June 22, 2010

Jae Hyun Shin and Ju Han Lee, "Investigation of signal excited-state absorption in bismuth-based erbium-doped fiber amplifier," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 27, 1452-1457 (2010)

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