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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 24 — Nov. 19, 2012
  • pp: 27051–27061

Modeling and characterization of a few-mode EDFA supporting four mode groups for mode division multiplexing

Guillaume Le Cocq, Laurent Bigot, Antoine Le Rouge, Marianne Bigot-Astruc, Pierre Sillard, Clemens Koebele, Massimilliano Salsi, and Yves Quiquempois  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 24, pp. 27051-27061 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.027051


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Abstract

Numerical and experimental study of a Few-Mode (FM) Erbium Doped Fiber Amplifier (EDFA) suitable for mode division multiplexing (MDM) is reported. Based on numerical simulations, a Few-Mode Erbium Doped Fiber (FM-EDF) has been designed to amplify four mode groups and to equally amplify LP11 and LP21 mode groups with gains greater than 20 dB and with a differential modal gain of less than 1 dB. Experimental results confirmed the simulations with a good concordance. This modal gain equalization is obtained by tailoring the erbium spatial distribution in the fiber core with a ring-shaped profile.

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OCIS Codes
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: September 25, 2012
Revised Manuscript: October 23, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: November 4, 2012
Published: November 16, 2012

Citation
Guillaume Le Cocq, Laurent Bigot, Antoine Le Rouge, Marianne Bigot-Astruc, Pierre Sillard, Clemens Koebele, Massimilliano Salsi, and Yves Quiquempois, "Modeling and characterization of a few-mode EDFA supporting four mode groups for mode division multiplexing," Opt. Express 20, 27051-27061 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-24-27051


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