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, I. 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)
Number of pages1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1997 Conference on Optical Fiber Communications - Dallas, TX, USA
Duration: Feb 16 1997Feb 21 1997

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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Chernikov, S. V., Taylor, J. R., Platonov, N. S., Gapontsev, V. P., Kuppers, F., Mattheus, A., & Gabitov, I. (1997). High-power, compact, high-efficiency, fiber laser source around 1.24 μm for pumping Raman amplifiers. Paper presented at Proceedings of the 1997 Conference on Optical Fiber Communications, Dallas, TX, USA, .