Broadband gain-spectrum measurement for fiber optical parametric and Raman amplifiers

Gordienko, V., Stephens, M.F.C. and Doran, N.J. (2017). Broadband gain-spectrum measurement for fiber optical parametric and Raman amplifiers. IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, 29 (16), pp. 1399-1402.

Abstract

We examine the use of a depolarized broadband probe to experimentally measure gain spectra of amplifiers comprising parametric and Raman gain. The suggested technique allows a quick and accurate characterization of gain spectra spanning more than 100 nm. We derive formulas for processing spectral data to address polarization dependent gain and idler generation, and consequently develop a measurement methodology for obtaining reliable results. We demonstrate the viability of this approach by performing an experimental comparison with results obtained using tunable lasers. We expect the technique described here to be useful for fiber optical parametric amplifier development and characterization.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1109/LPT.2017.2723730
Dataset DOI: https://doi.org/10.17036/researchdata.aston.ac.uk.00000205
Divisions: Engineering & Applied Sciences > Electrical, Electronic & Power Engineering
Engineering & Applied Sciences > Aston Institute of Photonics Technology
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Uncontrolled Keywords: broadband amplifiers,frequency measurement,gain,gain measurement,optical fiber amplifiers,optical parametric amplifiers,probes,Raman scattering,stimulated emission,Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials,Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics,Electrical and Electronic Engineering
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Published Date: 2017-08-15
Authors: Gordienko, V. ( 0000-0002-9141-828X)
Stephens, M.F.C. ( 0000-0002-6533-1893)
Doran, N.J.

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