Abstract

We demonstrate the capability for amplification of picosecond pulses in two bismuth-doped alumosilicate fibers. A spectrally filtered supercontinuum source is used to provide a train of picosecond pulses at discrete wavelengths within the gain bandwidth of bismuth fiber amplifiers. With a 30m length of active fiber, a small signal gain at 1160nm of over 20dB is observed. In addition, we assess the viability of amplification of high repetition rate signals in such amplifiers, applying a 10GHz modulation to a continuous wave Raman fiber laser operating at 1178nm, finding that such signals are amplified without noticeable distortion.

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E. Kelleher, J. Travers, K. Golant, S. V. Popov, and J. R. Taylor, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 22793 (2010).
[CrossRef]

2009 (2)

E. M. Dianov, M. A. Mel’kumov, A. V. Shubin, S. V. Firstov, V. F. Khopin, A. N. Gur’yanov, and I. A. Bufetov, Quantum Electron. 39, 1099 (2009).
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M. P. Kalita, S. Yoo, and J. K. Sahu, Appl. Opt. 48, G83 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2008 (2)

2007 (3)

2006 (2)

2005 (1)

E. M. Dianov, V. V. Dvoyrin, V. M. Mashinsky, A. A. Umnikov, M. V. Yashkov, and A. N. Gur’yanov, Quantum Electron. 35, 1083 (2005).
[CrossRef]

2003 (1)

Y. Fujimoto and M. Nakatsuka, Appl. Phys. Lett. 82, 3325 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Bazakutsa, A.

K. Golant, A. Bazakutsa, O. Butov, Y. Chamorovskij, A. Lanin, and S. Nikitov, in Proceedings of 36th European Conference and Exhibition on Optical Communication (ECOC) 2010 (IEEE, 2010), p. 1.
[CrossRef]

Bigot, L.

I. Razdobreev, L. Bigot, V. Pureur, A. Favre, G. Bouwmans, and M. Douay, Appl. Phys. Lett. 90, 031103 (2007).
[CrossRef]

A. B. Rulkov, A. A. Ferin, S. V. Popov, J. R. Taylor, I. Razdobreev, L. Bigot, and G. Bouwmans, Opt. Express 15, 5473 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Bouwmans, G.

A. B. Rulkov, A. A. Ferin, S. V. Popov, J. R. Taylor, I. Razdobreev, L. Bigot, and G. Bouwmans, Opt. Express 15, 5473 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

I. Razdobreev, L. Bigot, V. Pureur, A. Favre, G. Bouwmans, and M. Douay, Appl. Phys. Lett. 90, 031103 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Bufetov, I. A.

Bulatov, L. I.

Butov, O.

K. Golant, A. Bazakutsa, O. Butov, Y. Chamorovskij, A. Lanin, and S. Nikitov, in Proceedings of 36th European Conference and Exhibition on Optical Communication (ECOC) 2010 (IEEE, 2010), p. 1.
[CrossRef]

Chamorovskij, Y.

K. Golant, A. Bazakutsa, O. Butov, Y. Chamorovskij, A. Lanin, and S. Nikitov, in Proceedings of 36th European Conference and Exhibition on Optical Communication (ECOC) 2010 (IEEE, 2010), p. 1.
[CrossRef]

Dianov, E. M.

Douay, M.

I. Razdobreev, L. Bigot, V. Pureur, A. Favre, G. Bouwmans, and M. Douay, Appl. Phys. Lett. 90, 031103 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Dvoyrin, V. V.

Favre, A.

I. Razdobreev, L. Bigot, V. Pureur, A. Favre, G. Bouwmans, and M. Douay, Appl. Phys. Lett. 90, 031103 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Ferin, A. A.

Firstov, S. V.

Fujimoto, Y.

Y.-S. Seo, C.-H. Lim, Y. Fujimoto, and M. Nakatsuka, J. Opt. Soc. Korea 11, 63 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Y.-S. Seo, Y. Fujimoto, and M. Nakatsuka, Opt. Commun. 266, 169 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Y. Fujimoto and M. Nakatsuka, Appl. Phys. Lett. 82, 3325 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Golant, K.

E. Kelleher, J. Travers, K. Golant, S. V. Popov, and J. R. Taylor, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 22793 (2010).
[CrossRef]

K. Golant, A. Bazakutsa, O. Butov, Y. Chamorovskij, A. Lanin, and S. Nikitov, in Proceedings of 36th European Conference and Exhibition on Optical Communication (ECOC) 2010 (IEEE, 2010), p. 1.
[CrossRef]

Golant, K. M.

Gur’yanov, A. N.

E. M. Dianov, M. A. Mel’kumov, A. V. Shubin, S. V. Firstov, V. F. Khopin, A. N. Gur’yanov, and I. A. Bufetov, Quantum Electron. 39, 1099 (2009).
[CrossRef]

E. M. Dianov, V. V. Dvoyrin, V. M. Mashinsky, A. A. Umnikov, M. V. Yashkov, and A. N. Gur’yanov, Quantum Electron. 35, 1083 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Guryanov, A. N.

Kalita, M. P.

Kelleher, E.

E. Kelleher, J. Travers, K. Golant, S. V. Popov, and J. R. Taylor, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 22793 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Kholodkov, A. V.

Khopin, V. F.

Kustov, E. F.

Lanin, A.

K. Golant, A. Bazakutsa, O. Butov, Y. Chamorovskij, A. Lanin, and S. Nikitov, in Proceedings of 36th European Conference and Exhibition on Optical Communication (ECOC) 2010 (IEEE, 2010), p. 1.
[CrossRef]

Lim, C.-H.

Mashinsky, V. M.

Medvedkov, O. I.

Mel’kumov, M. A.

E. M. Dianov, M. A. Mel’kumov, A. V. Shubin, S. V. Firstov, V. F. Khopin, A. N. Gur’yanov, and I. A. Bufetov, Quantum Electron. 39, 1099 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Melkumov, M. A.

Nakatsuka, M.

Y.-S. Seo, C.-H. Lim, Y. Fujimoto, and M. Nakatsuka, J. Opt. Soc. Korea 11, 63 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Y.-S. Seo, Y. Fujimoto, and M. Nakatsuka, Opt. Commun. 266, 169 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Y. Fujimoto and M. Nakatsuka, Appl. Phys. Lett. 82, 3325 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Nikitov, S.

K. Golant, A. Bazakutsa, O. Butov, Y. Chamorovskij, A. Lanin, and S. Nikitov, in Proceedings of 36th European Conference and Exhibition on Optical Communication (ECOC) 2010 (IEEE, 2010), p. 1.
[CrossRef]

Popov, S. V.

E. Kelleher, J. Travers, K. Golant, S. V. Popov, and J. R. Taylor, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 22793 (2010).
[CrossRef]

A. B. Rulkov, A. A. Ferin, S. V. Popov, J. R. Taylor, I. Razdobreev, L. Bigot, and G. Bouwmans, Opt. Express 15, 5473 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Pureur, V.

I. Razdobreev, L. Bigot, V. Pureur, A. Favre, G. Bouwmans, and M. Douay, Appl. Phys. Lett. 90, 031103 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Razdobreev, I.

I. Razdobreev, L. Bigot, V. Pureur, A. Favre, G. Bouwmans, and M. Douay, Appl. Phys. Lett. 90, 031103 (2007).
[CrossRef]

A. B. Rulkov, A. A. Ferin, S. V. Popov, J. R. Taylor, I. Razdobreev, L. Bigot, and G. Bouwmans, Opt. Express 15, 5473 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Rulkov, A. B.

Sahu, J. K.

Seo, Y.-S.

Y.-S. Seo, C.-H. Lim, Y. Fujimoto, and M. Nakatsuka, J. Opt. Soc. Korea 11, 63 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Y.-S. Seo, Y. Fujimoto, and M. Nakatsuka, Opt. Commun. 266, 169 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Shubin, A. V.

Taylor, J. R.

E. Kelleher, J. Travers, K. Golant, S. V. Popov, and J. R. Taylor, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 22793 (2010).
[CrossRef]

A. B. Rulkov, A. A. Ferin, S. V. Popov, J. R. Taylor, I. Razdobreev, L. Bigot, and G. Bouwmans, Opt. Express 15, 5473 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Travers, J.

E. Kelleher, J. Travers, K. Golant, S. V. Popov, and J. R. Taylor, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 22793 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Umnikov, A. A.

Yashkov, M. V.

Yoo, S.

Appl. Opt. (2)

Appl. Phys. Lett. (2)

I. Razdobreev, L. Bigot, V. Pureur, A. Favre, G. Bouwmans, and M. Douay, Appl. Phys. Lett. 90, 031103 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Y. Fujimoto and M. Nakatsuka, Appl. Phys. Lett. 82, 3325 (2003).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (1)

E. Kelleher, J. Travers, K. Golant, S. V. Popov, and J. R. Taylor, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 22793 (2010).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Korea (1)

Opt. Commun. (1)

Y.-S. Seo, Y. Fujimoto, and M. Nakatsuka, Opt. Commun. 266, 169 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (1)

Opt. Lett. (2)

Quantum Electron. (2)

E. M. Dianov, M. A. Mel’kumov, A. V. Shubin, S. V. Firstov, V. F. Khopin, A. N. Gur’yanov, and I. A. Bufetov, Quantum Electron. 39, 1099 (2009).
[CrossRef]

E. M. Dianov, V. V. Dvoyrin, V. M. Mashinsky, A. A. Umnikov, M. V. Yashkov, and A. N. Gur’yanov, Quantum Electron. 35, 1083 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Other (1)

K. Golant, A. Bazakutsa, O. Butov, Y. Chamorovskij, A. Lanin, and S. Nikitov, in Proceedings of 36th European Conference and Exhibition on Optical Communication (ECOC) 2010 (IEEE, 2010), p. 1.
[CrossRef]

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Figures (6)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Attenuation spectra for the two Bi-doped alumosilicate fibers examined.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Experimental setup. MLL, mode-locked laser; YDFA, Yb-doped fiber amplifier; PCF, photonic crystal fiber; RFL, Raman fiber laser, MZAM, Mach–Zehnder amplitude modulator; BPF, bandpass filter; WDM1/2, pump extractor/combiner.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Spectra for the various inputs, the modulated RFL source, and the SC source bandpass filtered at 1160 or 1180 nm .

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Autocorrelations of filtered supercon tinuum input and amplifier output at maximum optical pump power in both gain fibers for (a)  1180 nm and (b)  1160 nm .

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Gain in 30 m of doped fiber with increasing pump power in both gain fibers at 1160 nm and 1180 nm , employing cryogenic cooling ( 77 K ) and also, in the case of fiber 1, at room temperature ( 300 K ).

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

Gain in 30 m of doped fiber with increasing pump power in both fibers, cryogenically cooled to 77 K . Inset: optical signal at (a) input, and output from Bi-doped amplifier incorporating (b) fiber 1 or (c) fiber 2.

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