Title

Experimental measurement of gain in erbium-doped fluoride fiber amplifier in the 850-nm signal band

Document Type

Article

Date of Original Version

2-1-1996

Abstract

In this letter, we report an efficient single-mode Er3+ doped fluoride fiber amplifier (EDFFA) in the 850 nm signal band. The Ti-Sapphire laser was used to pump the EDFFA at 792 nm with an estimated absorbed pump power of 35 mW. The EDFFA used a 4.2 meter long NA = 0.39, λc = 850 nm fluoride fiber as the active medium. A peak gain of 25 dB was observed at 852 nm. The gain was measured for a 10 nm region between 847.5 nm and 857.5 nm. The 3 dB gain bandwidth is less than 4 nm. However, the gain exceeded 20 dB over wavelength region of at least 7.5 nm. The gain and the gain bandwidth can be further increased by optimizing the length of the active fiber.

Publication Title

IEEE Photonics Technology Letters

Volume

8

Issue

2

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