A theoretical analysis of the noise properties of an Er-doped superfluorescent fiber source is presented. The optimum fiber design with respect to the signal-to-noise ratio and output power is found.
© 1993 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: April 20, 1993
Published: October 15, 1993
Frands B. Pedersen, Jørn Hedegaard Povlsen, Anders Bjarklev, Ole Lumholt, and Christian Lester, "Noise optimization of an Er-doped superfluorescent fiber source," Opt. Lett. 18, 1709-1711 (1993)