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  • Vol. 18, Iss. 23 — Dec. 1, 1993
  • pp: 2011–2013

Evaluation and measurement of the resonant group-velocity dispersion in erbium-doped fiber lasers

F. Fontana, G. Bordogna, G. Grasso, M. Romagnoli, M. Midrio, and P. Franco  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 18, Issue 23, pp. 2011-2013 (1993)

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Erbium doping introduces a resonant contribution to the group-velocity dispersion of the amplifier host fiber. A method for evaluating the erbium-induced group-velocity dispersion is proposed. This dispersion method requires the knowledge of the cold-cavity loss along with the gain and absorption spectrum of the active medium. An experimental measurement of group-velocity dispersion in a tunable actively mode-locked erbium-doped fiber laser confirms the validity of the method.

© 1993 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: June 1, 1993
Published: December 1, 1993

F. Fontana, M. Romagnoli, M. Midrio, P. Franco, G. Bordogna, and G. Grasso, "Evaluation and measurement of the resonant group-velocity dispersion in erbium-doped fiber lasers," Opt. Lett. 18, 2011-2013 (1993)

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