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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 20 — Oct. 7, 2013
  • pp: 24254–24266

Amplified spontaneous emission in graded-index polymer optical fibers: theory and experiment

M. Asunción Illarramendi, Jon Arrue, Igor Ayesta, Felipe Jiménez, Joseba Zubia, Iñaki Bikandi, Akihiro Tagaya, and Yasuhiro Koike  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 20, pp. 24254-24266 (2013)

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In this work we analyze experimentally and theoretically the properties of amplified spontaneous emission (ASE) in a rhodamine-6G-doped graded-index polymer optical fiber. A theoretical model based on the laser rate equations describes the ASE features successfully. The dependence of the ASE threshold and efficiency on fiber length is analyzed in detail.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(160.2540) Materials : Fluorescent and luminescent materials
(250.3680) Optoelectronics : Light-emitting polymers
(060.3510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Lasers, fiber

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: July 5, 2013
Revised Manuscript: September 6, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: September 9, 2013
Published: October 3, 2013

M. Asunción Illarramendi, Jon Arrue, Igor Ayesta, Felipe Jiménez, Joseba Zubia, Iñaki Bikandi, Akihiro Tagaya, and Yasuhiro Koike, "Amplified spontaneous emission in graded-index polymer optical fibers: theory and experiment," Opt. Express 21, 24254-24266 (2013)

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