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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 11, Iss. 6 — Mar. 24, 2003
  • pp: 530–534

Polarization dependent gain in neodymium and ytterbium doped fiber amplifiers

P. Weßels and C. Fallnich  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 11, Issue 6, pp. 530-534 (2003)

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We present comparative measurements of polarization dependent gain in neodymium and ytterbium doped fiber amplifiers. It is demonstrated, that this effect is always present in neodymium doped fiber amplifiers while under appropriate operation conditions it can be suppressed in ytterbium doped fiber amplifiers.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(140.3280) Lasers and laser optics : Laser amplifiers

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: February 6, 2003
Revised Manuscript: March 12, 2003
Published: March 24, 2003

P. Weßels and Carsten Fallnich, "Polarization dependent gain in neodymium and ytterbium doped fiber amplifiers," Opt. Express 11, 530-534 (2003)

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