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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 8 — Apr. 13, 2009
  • pp: 6759–6769

Ultra-broadband amplification properties of Ni 2+ -doped glass-ceramics amplifiers

Chun Jiang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 8, pp. 6759-6769 (2009)

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The energy level, transition configuration and mathematical model of Ni2+-doped glass-ceramics amplifiers are presented for the first time, to the best of one’s knowledge. A quasi-three-level system is employed to model the gain and noise characteristics of the doped system, and the rate and power propagation equations of the mathematical model are solved to analyze the effect of the active ion concentration, fiber length, pump power as well as thermal-quenching on the gain spectra. It is shown that our model is in agreement with experimental result, and when excited at longer wavelength, the center of gain spectra of the amplifier red shifts, the ultra-broad band room-temperature gain spectra can cover 1.25–1.65μm range for amplification of signal in the low-loss windows of the all-wave fiber without absorption peak caused by OH group.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(160.4670) Materials : Optical materials
(250.4480) Optoelectronics : Optical amplifiers

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Original Manuscript: December 19, 2008
Revised Manuscript: February 3, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: February 19, 2009
Published: April 9, 2009

Chun Jiang, "Ultra-broadband amplification properties of Ni2+-doped glass-ceramics amplifiers," Opt. Express 17, 6759-6769 (2009)

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