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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 23 — Dec. 1, 2012
  • pp: 4853–4855

Amplification by white light-emitting diode pumping of large-core Er-doped fiber with 12 dB gain

Lin Htein, Weiwei Fan, Pramod R. Watekar, and Won-Taek Han  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 23, pp. 4853-4855 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.004853


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Abstract

We have developed a cost-effective, high-capacity Er-doped fiber amplifier based on the high-power white LED and a large-core Er-doped fiber. Er ions of the fiber with absorption bands at 453, 488, 523, and 654 nm were simultaneously excited by LED pumping and amplification with optical gain over 12 dB at 1550 nm was obtained.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(060.2410) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, erbium
(230.3670) Optical devices : Light-emitting diodes
(230.4480) Optical devices : Optical amplifiers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: September 4, 2012
Revised Manuscript: October 16, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: October 18, 2012
Published: November 22, 2012

Citation
Lin Htein, Weiwei Fan, Pramod R. Watekar, and Won-Taek Han, "Amplification by white light-emitting diode pumping of large-core Er-doped fiber with 12 dB gain," Opt. Lett. 37, 4853-4855 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-23-4853


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