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  • Editor: J. H. Eberly
  • Vol. 9, Iss. 4 — Aug. 13, 2001
  • pp: 178–183

MMI Multiplexer for Dual-Channel Erbium-Doped Waveguide Amplifiers

A. Bakhtazad, J. N. McMullin, C. J. Haugen, and R. G. DeCorby  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 9, Issue 4, pp. 178-183 (2001)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.9.000178


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Abstract

A multimode interference coupler is proposed for pumping two erbium-doped waveguide amplifiers from a single 980 nm pump channel. Simulations predict that a device less than 2500 µm long can be made with signal and pump power losses of 0.28 dB and 0.63 dB respectively. The calculated 1 dB excess loss bandwidth of the device is 57 nm.

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OCIS Codes
(230.3120) Optical devices : Integrated optics devices
(230.7390) Optical devices : Waveguides, planar
(250.4480) Optoelectronics : Optical amplifiers

ToC Category:
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History
Original Manuscript: June 25, 2001
Published: August 13, 2001

Citation
A. Bakhtazad, James McMullin, Chris Haugen, and Ray DeCorby, "MMI multiplexer for dual-channel erbium-doped waveguide amplifiers," Opt. Express 9, 178-183 (2001)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-9-4-178


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