Abstract

We have proposed and demonstrated a double-pass ytterbium-doped fiber amplifier using an optical circulator and a fiber Bragg grating as reflector. When the signal has passed through the ytterbium-doped fiber once, it reflects off a 0.2-nm passive fiber Bragg grating filter. This reduces amplified spontaneous emission (ASE) noise from the first pass. The input signal light is amplified both forward and backward through ytterbium-doped fiber. With this double-pass configuration, 1053.15-nm unsaturated signal gain of 28 dB, gain coefficient of 1.1 dB/mW, and noise figure of less than 4 dB are achieved at 977-nm pump power of 68 mW. It is also found that this double-pass configure provides enhancing gain coefficient and improving noise figure by comparison with single-pass configuration.

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2002 (1)

S. W. Harun, P. Poopalan, and H. Ahmad, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 14, 296 (2002).

1997 (3)

R. Paschotta, J. Nilsson, A. C. Tropper, and D. C. Hanna, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33, 1049 (1997).

A. Hardy and R. Oron, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33, 307 (1997).

V. Cautaerts, D. J. Richardson, R. Paschotta, and D. C. Hanna, Opt. Lett. 22, 316 (1997).

1996 (1)

1995 (1)

H. M. Pask, R. J. Carman, D. C. Hanna, A. C. Tropper, C. J. Mackechnie, P. R. Barber, and J. M. Dawes, IEEE J. Selected Topics on Quantum Electron. 1, 2 (1995).

1993 (1)

M. Yamada, M. Shimizu, Y. Ohishi, J. Temmyo, T. Kanamori, and S. Sudo, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 5, 1011 (1993).

1991 (1)

V. Lauridsen, R. Tadayoni, A. Bjarklev, J. H. Povlsen, and B. Pedersen, Electron. Lett. 27, 327 (1991).

Ahmad, H.

S. W. Harun, P. Poopalan, and H. Ahmad, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 14, 296 (2002).

Barber, P. R.

H. M. Pask, R. J. Carman, D. C. Hanna, A. C. Tropper, C. J. Mackechnie, P. R. Barber, and J. M. Dawes, IEEE J. Selected Topics on Quantum Electron. 1, 2 (1995).

Bjarklev, A.

V. Lauridsen, R. Tadayoni, A. Bjarklev, J. H. Povlsen, and B. Pedersen, Electron. Lett. 27, 327 (1991).

Carman, R. J.

H. M. Pask, R. J. Carman, D. C. Hanna, A. C. Tropper, C. J. Mackechnie, P. R. Barber, and J. M. Dawes, IEEE J. Selected Topics on Quantum Electron. 1, 2 (1995).

Cautaerts, V.

Dawes, J. M.

H. M. Pask, R. J. Carman, D. C. Hanna, A. C. Tropper, C. J. Mackechnie, P. R. Barber, and J. M. Dawes, IEEE J. Selected Topics on Quantum Electron. 1, 2 (1995).

Hanna, D. C.

R. Paschotta, J. Nilsson, A. C. Tropper, and D. C. Hanna, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33, 1049 (1997).

V. Cautaerts, D. J. Richardson, R. Paschotta, and D. C. Hanna, Opt. Lett. 22, 316 (1997).

H. M. Pask, R. J. Carman, D. C. Hanna, A. C. Tropper, C. J. Mackechnie, P. R. Barber, and J. M. Dawes, IEEE J. Selected Topics on Quantum Electron. 1, 2 (1995).

Hardy, A.

A. Hardy and R. Oron, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33, 307 (1997).

Harun, S. W.

S. W. Harun, P. Poopalan, and H. Ahmad, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 14, 296 (2002).

Kanamori, T.

M. Yamada, M. Shimizu, Y. Ohishi, J. Temmyo, T. Kanamori, and S. Sudo, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 5, 1011 (1993).

Lauridsen, V.

V. Lauridsen, R. Tadayoni, A. Bjarklev, J. H. Povlsen, and B. Pedersen, Electron. Lett. 27, 327 (1991).

Mackechnie, C. J.

H. M. Pask, R. J. Carman, D. C. Hanna, A. C. Tropper, C. J. Mackechnie, P. R. Barber, and J. M. Dawes, IEEE J. Selected Topics on Quantum Electron. 1, 2 (1995).

Morou, G.

Nees, J.

Nilsson, J.

R. Paschotta, J. Nilsson, A. C. Tropper, and D. C. Hanna, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33, 1049 (1997).

Ohishi, Y.

M. Yamada, M. Shimizu, Y. Ohishi, J. Temmyo, T. Kanamori, and S. Sudo, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 5, 1011 (1993).

Oron, R.

A. Hardy and R. Oron, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33, 307 (1997).

Paschotta, R.

V. Cautaerts, D. J. Richardson, R. Paschotta, and D. C. Hanna, Opt. Lett. 22, 316 (1997).

R. Paschotta, J. Nilsson, A. C. Tropper, and D. C. Hanna, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33, 1049 (1997).

Pask, H. M.

H. M. Pask, R. J. Carman, D. C. Hanna, A. C. Tropper, C. J. Mackechnie, P. R. Barber, and J. M. Dawes, IEEE J. Selected Topics on Quantum Electron. 1, 2 (1995).

Pedersen, B.

V. Lauridsen, R. Tadayoni, A. Bjarklev, J. H. Povlsen, and B. Pedersen, Electron. Lett. 27, 327 (1991).

Poopalan, P.

S. W. Harun, P. Poopalan, and H. Ahmad, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 14, 296 (2002).

Povlsen, J. H.

V. Lauridsen, R. Tadayoni, A. Bjarklev, J. H. Povlsen, and B. Pedersen, Electron. Lett. 27, 327 (1991).

Richardson, D. J.

Shimizu, M.

M. Yamada, M. Shimizu, Y. Ohishi, J. Temmyo, T. Kanamori, and S. Sudo, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 5, 1011 (1993).

Sudo, S.

M. Yamada, M. Shimizu, Y. Ohishi, J. Temmyo, T. Kanamori, and S. Sudo, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 5, 1011 (1993).

Tadayoni, R.

V. Lauridsen, R. Tadayoni, A. Bjarklev, J. H. Povlsen, and B. Pedersen, Electron. Lett. 27, 327 (1991).

Temmyo, J.

M. Yamada, M. Shimizu, Y. Ohishi, J. Temmyo, T. Kanamori, and S. Sudo, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 5, 1011 (1993).

Tropper, A. C.

R. Paschotta, J. Nilsson, A. C. Tropper, and D. C. Hanna, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33, 1049 (1997).

H. M. Pask, R. J. Carman, D. C. Hanna, A. C. Tropper, C. J. Mackechnie, P. R. Barber, and J. M. Dawes, IEEE J. Selected Topics on Quantum Electron. 1, 2 (1995).

Walton, D. T.

Yamada, M.

M. Yamada, M. Shimizu, Y. Ohishi, J. Temmyo, T. Kanamori, and S. Sudo, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 5, 1011 (1993).

Electron. Lett. (1)

V. Lauridsen, R. Tadayoni, A. Bjarklev, J. H. Povlsen, and B. Pedersen, Electron. Lett. 27, 327 (1991).

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (2)

A. Hardy and R. Oron, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33, 307 (1997).

R. Paschotta, J. Nilsson, A. C. Tropper, and D. C. Hanna, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33, 1049 (1997).

IEEE J. Selected Topics on Quantum Electron. (1)

H. M. Pask, R. J. Carman, D. C. Hanna, A. C. Tropper, C. J. Mackechnie, P. R. Barber, and J. M. Dawes, IEEE J. Selected Topics on Quantum Electron. 1, 2 (1995).

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (2)

M. Yamada, M. Shimizu, Y. Ohishi, J. Temmyo, T. Kanamori, and S. Sudo, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 5, 1011 (1993).

S. W. Harun, P. Poopalan, and H. Ahmad, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 14, 296 (2002).

Opt. Lett. (2)

Other (2)

J. T. Ahn, H. K. Lee, M.-Y. Jeon, D. S. Lim, D. H. Cho, H. H. Suh, and K. H. Kim, in Proceedings of CLEO 2000 282 (2000).

R. B. Wilcox, D. F. Browning, M. D. Feit, and B. Nyman, in Proceedings of CLEO 98 288 (1998).

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