2 May 1997 Modeling of Er-doped ion-exchanged glass waveguide amplifiers
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Abstract
Modeling results for Er3+-doped waveguide amplifiers fabricated by various ion-exchange processes are presented. The gain performance of these devices for 977 nm and 1.48 micrometers pump wavelengths are compared. Measured spectroscopic properties of a phosphate glass with Er3+ concentration of 3.7 X 1020 cm-3 are used throughout the modeling, and waveguide propagation loss of 0.1 dB/cm is used. It is shown that gain coefficients exceeding 5 dB/cm are feasible utilizing optimized ion- exchanged waveguides in this glass. The modeling is performed for glasses doped with erbium only, excluding possible ytterbium codoping.
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Seppo Honkanen, Seppo Honkanen, Juha-Pekka Laine, Juha-Pekka Laine, Tomoko Ohtsuki, Tomoko Ohtsuki, Ari Tervonen, Ari Tervonen, Nasser Peyghambarian, Nasser Peyghambarian, } "Modeling of Er-doped ion-exchanged glass waveguide amplifiers", Proc. SPIE 2996, Rare-Earth-Doped Devices, (2 May 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.271149; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.271149
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