1 April 1998 Modeling of planar ion-exchanged Er3+-doped 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 0.98- and 1.48-?m pump wavelengths are compared. Measured spectroscopic properties of a phosphate glass with Er3+ concentration of 3.7x 1020 cm-3 are used throughout the modeling, and waveguide propagation loss of 0.1 to 0.6 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.
Juha-Pekka Laine, Seppo Honkanen, Ari Tervonen, Nasser Peyghambarian, "Modeling of planar ion-exchanged Er3+-doped glass waveguide amplifiers," Optical Engineering 37(4), (1 April 1998). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.601952
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