Low PHONON-ENERGY glasses for efficient 1.3µm OPTICAL FIBRE AMPLIFIERS

D. W. Hewak, R. S. Deol, J. Wang, G. Wylangowski, J. A. Mederios Neto, B. N. Samson, R. I. Laming, W. S. Brocklesby, D. N. Payne, A. Jha, M. Poulain, S. Otero, S. Surinach, M. D. Baro

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Abstract

The results of an experimental and theoretical study to compare the attributes of Pr3+-doped sulphide, chloride, mixed halide, fluoride and chlorotellurite glasses for 1.3µ fibre amplifiers are presented. Quantum efficiencies based on measured and calculated radiative and nonradiative rates are presented for each glass together with its 1.3µm fluorescence spectrum and an estimate of its loss. © 1993, The Institution of Electrical Engineers. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)237-239
JournalElectronics Letters
Volume29
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1993

Keywords

  • Amplifiers
  • Glass
  • Lasers
  • Optical fibres

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