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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 17 — Aug. 15, 2011
  • pp: 16715–16721

Amplification and noise properties of an erbium-doped multicore fiber amplifier

K. S. Abedin, T. F. Taunay, M. Fishteyn, M. F. Yan, B. Zhu, J. M. Fini, E. M. Monberg, F.V. Dimarcello, and P.W. Wisk  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 17, pp. 16715-16721 (2011)

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A multicore erbium-doped fiber (MC-EDF) amplifier for simultaneous amplification in the 7-cores has been developed, and the gain and noise properties of individual cores have been studied. The pump and signal radiation were coupled to individual cores of MC-EDF using two tapered fiber bundled (TFB) couplers with low insertion loss. For a pump power of 146 mW, the average gain achieved in the MC-EDF fiber was 30 dB, and noise figure was less than 4 dB. The net useful gain from the multicore-amplifier, after taking into consideration of all the passive losses, was about 23-27 dB. Pump induced ASE noise transfer between the neighboring channel was negligible.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2270) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber characterization
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications

ToC Category:
Optical Amplifier

Original Manuscript: June 22, 2011
Revised Manuscript: August 4, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: August 9, 2011
Published: August 15, 2011

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K. S. Abedin, T. F. Taunay, M. Fishteyn, M. F. Yan, B. Zhu, J. M. Fini, E. M. Monberg, F.V. Dimarcello, and P.W. Wisk, "Amplification and noise properties of an erbium-doped multicore fiber amplifier," Opt. Express 19, 16715-16721 (2011)

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