Title

Think Outside the Fiber: Imaging Amplifier for Space-Multiplexed Optical Transmission

Authors

Authors

I. Ozdur; H. Shu; M. Bass;G. F. Li

Comments

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Abbreviated Journal Title

IEEE Photonics J.

Keywords

Optical amplifiers; spatial division multiplexing; multicore fibers; (MCFs); ERBIUM; LASERS; AMPLIFICATION; PERFORMANCE; SYSTEMS; PUMP; Engineering, Electrical & Electronic; Optics; Physics, Applied

Abstract

This paper proposes a simple and practical method to amplify signals for space-multiplexed optical transmission. In this amplification technique, the output facet of the multicore or multimode fiber is mapped back to the same type of fiber after passing through an imaging and bulk amplifying region. Simulations are carried out for a seven-core multicore fiber with the signal lasers amplified by a bulk erbium-ytterbium-doped phosphate glass amplifier. Amplifier gain of similar to 20 dB is achieved at an input power of 6 mW for each individual core with an optical power conversion efficiency of 32.5%. The proposed amplifier technique does not have a core or mode count limit for multicore and multimode fibers.

Journal Title

Ieee Photonics Journal

Volume

4

Issue/Number

5

Publication Date

1-1-2012

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

1316

Last Page

1324

WOS Identifier

WOS:000307170900001

ISSN

1943-0655

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