5 October 2017 Radiation-hardened optical amplifier based on multicore fiber for telecommunication satellites
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Our research results concerning a space-dedicated C-band optical amplifier for application in telecommunication satellites are presented in this article. The device is based on a 7-core microstructured fiber where independent access to each core is granted by an all fiber fan-in/ fan-out coupler. The amplifier properties are described as well as its performance after irradiation to a maximal dose of 100 kRad. Also the difference between two kinds of fiber material compositions is discussed with regard to radiation resistance.
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M. Filipowicz, M. Filipowicz, M. Napierała, M. Napierała, M. Murawski, M. Murawski, L. Ostrowski, L. Ostrowski, L. Szostkiewicz, L. Szostkiewicz, P. Mergo, P. Mergo, M. Kechagias, M. Kechagias, J. Farzana, J. Farzana, L. Stampoulidis, L. Stampoulidis, E. Kehayas, E. Kehayas, J. Crabb, J. Crabb, T. Nasilowski, T. Nasilowski, } "Radiation-hardened optical amplifier based on multicore fiber for telecommunication satellites", Proc. SPIE 10435, Technologies for Optical Countermeasures XIV, 104350C (5 October 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2278195; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2278195
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