Pal, Mrinmay and Paul, Mukul Chandra and Das, Shyamal and Sen, Ranjan and Bhadra, Shyamal Kumar (2011) Study of optical gain and noise characteristics in novel zirconia codoped erbium fibres. In: 2011 Asia Communications and Photonics Conference and Exhibition, ACP 2011I, 14-16 Nov, 2011, Shanghai, Peoples R of China .

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We have fabricated new type of erbium doped fibre having core glass compositions of zirconia-yttria-alumino-phospho-silicate. With the proper combination of zirconia and aluminium with other codopants, high concentration of 4000 ppm erbium-ions was doped in the fibre core-glass by conventional MCVD and solution doping process without any phase-separation. The fabricated fibre exhibited wide gain band-width covering both C and L bands. The optical gain and noise characteristics were studied for both single-channel and multi-channel amplification at C-band regime for different input signal levels. This novel zirconia-erbium-doped fibre (Zr-EDF) has produced intrinsically flat gain of maximum gaindifference of 2dB with average optical gain 22.5dB and noise figure of 4.5 dB for simultaneous four-channel amplification at input signal level of -30dBm/channel in the optimized condition. The performances of Zr-EDF in terms of gain-flattening and noise characteristics were found to be promising for small-signal multi-channel amplification which would be applicable in dense-wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) system. © 2011 SPIE-OSA-IEEE.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Conference of Passive Components and Fiber-Based Devices VIII; Conference Date: 14 November 2011 through 16 November 2011; Conference Code: 87987
Subjects: Processing Science
Divisions: Fiber Optics and Photonics
Depositing User: Bidhan Chaudhuri
Date Deposited: 09 Feb 2013 11:40
Last Modified: 30 Mar 2016 10:01

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