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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 22 — Nov. 4, 2013
  • pp: 26450–26455

Diode-pumped wideband thulium-doped fiber amplifiers for optical communications in the 1800 – 2050 nm window

Z. Li, A. M. Heidt, N. Simakov, Y. Jung, J. M. O. Daniel, S. U. Alam, and D. J. Richardson  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 22, pp. 26450-26455 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.026450


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Abstract

We present the first in-band diode-pumped TDFAs operating in the 2 µm wavelength region and test their suitability as high performance amplifiers in potential future telecommunication networks. We demonstrate amplification over a 240 nm wide window in the range 1810 – 2050 nm with up to 36 dB gain and noise figure as low as 4.5 dB.

© 2013 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: July 24, 2013
Revised Manuscript: October 10, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: October 22, 2013
Published: October 28, 2013

Citation
Z. Li, A. M. Heidt, N. Simakov, Y. Jung, J. M. O. Daniel, S. U. Alam, and D. J. Richardson, "Diode-pumped wideband thulium-doped fiber amplifiers for optical communications in the 1800 – 2050 nm window," Opt. Express 21, 26450-26455 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-22-26450


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