High-power, compact, high-efficiency, fiber laser source around 1.24 μm for pumping Raman amplifiers

S. V. Chernikov, J. R. Taylor, N. S. Platonov, V. P. Gapontsev, F. Kuppers, A. Mattheus, Ildar R Gabitov

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Abstract

The application of a high-power, compact, high-efficiency, fiber laser source for pumping fiber Raman amplifiers at 1.3 μm to distributed Raman amplification over a 35 km length of standard telecommunications fiber was investigated. Transparency over this length was observed for a launched pump power of 600 mW and low noise figures were measured under these conditions. Initial investigations to wavelength-division multiplexed applications employing two signal channels separated by approximately 2 nm showed no crosstalk effect and equal, mutually independent gains were measured for both channels. Short pulse amplification and transmission were measured and distortion-free transmission of 18-ps soliton pulses at 10-GHz repetition rate over 37.8 km STF were observed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConference on Optical Fiber Communication, Technical Digest Series
Editors Anon
PublisherIEEE
Pages345
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1997 Conference on Optical Fiber Communications - Dallas, TX, USA
Duration: Feb 16 1997Feb 21 1997

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1997 Conference on Optical Fiber Communications
CityDallas, TX, USA
Period2/16/972/21/97

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  • Engineering(all)

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Chernikov, S. V., Taylor, J. R., Platonov, N. S., Gapontsev, V. P., Kuppers, F., Mattheus, A., & Gabitov, I. R. (1997). High-power, compact, high-efficiency, fiber laser source around 1.24 μm for pumping Raman amplifiers. In Anon (Ed.), Conference on Optical Fiber Communication, Technical Digest Series (pp. 345). IEEE.