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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 6 — Mar. 12, 2012
  • pp: 6010–6020

Hybrid Ytterbium-doped large-mode-area photonic crystal fiber amplifier for long wavelengths

Sidsel R. Petersen, Thomas T. Alkeskjold, Federica Poli, Enrico Coscelli, Mette M. Jørgensen, Marko Laurila, Jesper Lægsgaard, and Jes Broeng  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 6, pp. 6010-6020 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.006010


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Abstract

A large-mode-area Ytterbium-doped photonic crystal fiber amplifier with build-in gain shaping is presented. The fiber cladding consists of a hexagonal lattice of air holes, where three rows are replaced with circular high-index inclusions. Seven missing air holes define the large-mode-area core. Light confinement is achieved by combined index and bandgap guiding, which allows for single-mode operation and gain shaping through distributed spectral filtering of amplified spontaneous emission. The fiber properties are ideal for amplification in the long wavelength regime of the Ytterbium gain spectrum above 1100 nm, and red shifting of the maximum gain to 1130 nm is demonstrated.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(060.5295) Fiber optics and optical communications : Photonic crystal fibers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: January 18, 2012
Revised Manuscript: February 16, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: February 20, 2012
Published: February 27, 2012

Citation
Sidsel R. Petersen, Thomas T. Alkeskjold, Federica Poli, Enrico Coscelli, Mette M. Jørgensen, Marko Laurila, Jesper Lægsgaard, and Jes Broeng, "Hybrid Ytterbium-doped large-mode-area photonic crystal fiber amplifier for long wavelengths," Opt. Express 20, 6010-6020 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-6-6010


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