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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 18 — Aug. 31, 2009
  • pp: 15571–15577

Experimental investigation of radiation effect on erbium-ytterbium co-doped fiber amplifier for space optical communication in low-dose radiation environment

Jing Ma, Mi Li, Liying Tan, Yanping Zhou, Siyuan Yu, and Qiwen Ran  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 18, pp. 15571-15577 (2009)

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High power erbium-ytterbium co-doped fiber amplifier (EYDFA) has been radiated to the dose of 50krad at the dose rate of 40rad/s. Some key parameters have been measured to investigate the radiation effect on the EYDFA for space optical communication. Considering the dose of 50krad is big enough to the most of low-dose radiation environment, these experimental results will be a good reference for the low-dose inter-satellite optical communication designers.

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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
(350.5610) Other areas of optics : Radiation
(060.2605) Fiber optics and optical communications : Free-space optical communication

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: June 19, 2009
Revised Manuscript: July 27, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: July 27, 2009
Published: August 18, 2009

Jing Ma, Mi Li, Liying Tan, Yanping Zhou, Siyuan Yu, and Qiwen Ran, "Experimental investigation of radiation effect on erbium-ytterbium co-doped fiber amplifier for space optical communication in low-dose radiation environment," Opt. Express 17, 15571-15577 (2009)

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