25 October 2011 Theoretical and experimental results of superluminescent fiber optic source
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We present a theoretical and experimental work of an erbium-doped fiber optic source operating in the superluminescent regime. Experimental results for different pump power levels and different fiber length show that the theoretical model could render useful information for predicting parameters such as total output power, spectral bandwidth and optimum fiber length for a given pump power to achieve the superluminiscent regime. These types of sources could have direct application in wavelength multiplexed arrangements of fiber sensors, fiber gyroscopes or in general, in any sensors in which a broad wavelength and stable light source is required.
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E. F. Pinzón-Escobar, E. F. Pinzón-Escobar, G. E. Sandoval-Romero, G. E. Sandoval-Romero, "Theoretical and experimental results of superluminescent fiber optic source", Proc. SPIE 8011, 22nd Congress of the International Commission for Optics: Light for the Development of the World, 80114R (25 October 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.902138; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.902138
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