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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 6 — Mar. 25, 2013
  • pp: 7786–7792

Toward an ultra-broadband emission source based on the Bismuth and Erbium co-doped optical fiber and a single 830nm laser diode pump

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

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 6, pp. 7786-7792 (2013)

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We demonstrate a broadband optical emission from Bi/Er co-doped fiber and a single 830nm laser diode pump. The ultra-broadband mechanism is studied and discussed in details based on a combination of experimental measurements, including luminescence, differential luminescence and ESA, on fiber samples of different Bi and Er concentrations. The Er co-doping in Bi doped fiber is found to be effective for broadband emission, by enhancing not only luminescence at C and L bands but also that at O and shorter wavelength bands. The luminescence intensity between 1100 and 1570nm is over −45dBm/5nm in single mode fiber using a few meters of Bi/Er co-doped fiber and offers a modest ~40dB dynamic range and a broad bandwidth of ~470nm for an OSA based spectral measurement.

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OCIS Codes
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2270) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber characterization
(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: January 3, 2013
Revised Manuscript: February 5, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: March 5, 2013
Published: March 22, 2013

Jianzhong Zhang, Zinat M. Sathi, Yanhua Luo, John Canning, and Gang-Ding Peng, "Toward an ultra-broadband emission source based on the Bismuth and Erbium co-doped optical fiber and a single 830nm laser diode pump," Opt. Express 21, 7786-7792 (2013)

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