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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 3 — Jan. 30, 2012
  • pp: 2435–2444

Radiation-resistant erbium-doped-nanoparticles optical fiber for space applications

Jérémie Thomas, Mikhaël Myara, Laurent Troussellier, Ekaterina Burov, Alain Pastouret, David Boivin, Gilles Mélin, Olivier Gilard, Michel Sotom, and Philippe Signoret  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 3, pp. 2435-2444 (2012)

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We demonstrate for the first time a radiation-resistant Erbium-Doped Fiber exhibiting performances that can fill the requirements of Erbium-Doped Fiber Amplifiers for space applications. This is based on an Aluminum co-doping atom reduction enabled by Nanoparticules Doping-Process. For this purpose, we developed several fibers containing very different erbium and aluminum concentrations, and tested them in the same optical amplifier configuration. This work allows to bring to the fore a highly radiation resistant Erbium-doped pure silica optical fiber exhibiting a low quenching level. This result is an important step as the EDFA is increasingly recognized as an enabling technology for the extensive use of photonic sub-systems in future satellites.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2410) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, erbium
(350.5610) Other areas of optics : Radiation
(350.6090) Other areas of optics : Space optics

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: October 11, 2011
Revised Manuscript: December 16, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: January 4, 2012
Published: January 19, 2012

Jérémie Thomas, Mikhaël Myara, Laurent Troussellier, Ekaterina Burov, Alain Pastouret, David Boivin, Gilles Mélin, Olivier Gilard, Michel Sotom, and Philippe Signoret, "Radiation-resistant erbium-doped-nanoparticles optical fiber for space applications," Opt. Express 20, 2435-2444 (2012)

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