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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 18 — Aug. 27, 2012
  • pp: 20623–20628

Test of spectral emission and absorption characteristics of active optical fibers by direct side pumping

Jianzhong Zhang, Yanhua Luo, Zinat M. Sathi, Nilram Azadpeyma, and Gang-Ding Peng  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 18, pp. 20623-20628 (2012)

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Emission and absorption are two main properties of active optical fibers that are important for fiber amplifiers and lasers. We propose a direct side pumping scheme for non-deconstructive evaluation of active optical fibers. This scheme enables a simple in situ test of both emission and absorption characteristics without cutting fiber and produces good accuracy with very low pumping background. A commercial Er-doped fiber and a home-made Bi/Er co-doped optical fiber have been tested to demonstrate that the scheme is a useful alternative technique for characterizing active optical fiber or waveguides.

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OCIS Codes
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2290) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber materials
(060.2300) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber measurements
(060.2400) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber properties

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: June 12, 2012
Revised Manuscript: July 25, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: August 2, 2012
Published: August 23, 2012

Jianzhong Zhang, Yanhua Luo, Zinat M. Sathi, Nilram Azadpeyma, and Gang-Ding Peng, "Test of spectral emission and absorption characteristics of active optical fibers by direct side pumping," Opt. Express 20, 20623-20628 (2012)

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