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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 18 — Sep. 1, 2008
  • pp: 13657–13662

Amplification and ASE suppression in a polarization-maintaining ytterbium-doped allsolid photonic bandgap fibre

C. B. Olausson, C. I. Falk, J. K. Lyngsø, B. B. Jensen, K. T. Therkildsen, J. W. Thomsen, K. P. Hansen, A. Bjarklev, and J. Broeng  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 18, pp. 13657-13662 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.013657


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Abstract

We demonstrate suppression of amplified spontaneous emission at the conventional ytterbium gain wavelengths around 1030 nm in a cladding-pumped polarization-maintaining ytterbium-doped all-solid photonic crystal fibre. The fibre works through combined index and bandgap guiding. Furthermore, we show that the peak of the amplified spontaneous emission can be shifted towards longer wavelengths by rescaling the fibre dimensions. Thereby one can obtain lasing or amplification at longer wavelengths (1100 nm–1200 nm) as the amount of amplification in the fibre is shown to scale with the power of the amplified spontaneous emission.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2270) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber characterization
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(060.2400) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber properties
(060.2420) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, polarization-maintaining
(060.5295) Fiber optics and optical communications : Photonic crystal fibers
(060.3510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Lasers, fiber

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystal Fibers

History
Original Manuscript: July 8, 2008
Revised Manuscript: August 15, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: August 17, 2008
Published: August 20, 2008

Citation
C. B. Olausson, C. I. Falk, J. K. Lyngsø, B. B. Jensen, K. T. Therkildsen, J. W. Thomsen, K. P. Hansen, A. Bjarklev, and J. Broeng, "Amplification and ASE suppression in a polarization-maintaining ytterbium-doped all-solid photonic bandgap fibre," Opt. Express 16, 13657-13662 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-18-13657


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