Accession Number : ADP008189

Title :   Optimization of Pr3+-Doped Fiber Amplifiers,

Corporate Author : TECHNICAL UNIV OF DENMARK LYNGBY

Personal Author(s) : Pedersen, B. ; Miniscalco, W. J. ; Quimby, R. S.

Report Date : APR 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 2

Abstract : Pr3+-doped fluorozirconate fiber amplifiers have been demonstrated to provide net-gains higher than 25 dB in a broad band centered on the 1300-nm communication window 1,2. We have developed a quantitative numerical model and systematically analysed the performance improvements that can be achieved through fiber design or the use of host glasses providing a longer lifetime for the metastable state.

Descriptors :   *AMPLIFIERS, *PRASEODYMIUM, FIBERS, METASTABLE STATE, MODELS, PHOTONICS, GAIN, ABSORPTION SPECTRA.

Subject Categories : Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE