13 October 1998 Gamma-ray-induced effects in erbium-doped fiber optic amplifiers
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Four Erbium doped fiber optic amplifiers (EDFAs) were irradiated by gamma-rays to dose levels of 40 Krad(Si) and 100 Krad(Si) at dose rates of 0.25 rad(Si) sec-1 and 1.0 rad(Si) sec-1, respectively. All EDFAs were observed to incur radiation induced permanent decreases to their pre-irradiated signal gains. The paper will discuss the influence of gamma-ray irradiations on EDFA parameters such as gain, noise figure, and integrated amplified spontaneous emission. A brief discussion of how changes to these parameters evolve is presented.
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Edward W. Taylor, Edward W. Taylor, Stanley J. McKinney, Stanley J. McKinney, Anthony D. Sanchez, Anthony D. Sanchez, Alan H. Paxton, Alan H. Paxton, Douglas M. Craig, Douglas M. Craig, James E. Winter, James E. Winter, Roberta M. Ewart, Roberta M. Ewart, Ken Miller, Ken Miller, Tim O'Connor, Tim O'Connor, Robert W. Kaliski, Robert W. Kaliski, } "Gamma-ray-induced effects in erbium-doped fiber optic amplifiers", Proc. SPIE 3440, Photonics for Space Environments VI, (13 October 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.326691; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.326691
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