Image amplifier based on Yb3+-doped multi-core phosphate optical fiber

S. Suzuki, S. Jiang, Nasser N Peyghambarian, A. Chavez-Pirson

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Abstract

We demonstrate image amplification with a 19-pixel optical image amplifier array based on high gain per unit length Yb3+-doped phosphate glass optical fiber. The 19 pixels of the image amplifier provide spatially uniform image amplification whose gain can reach 30 dB/pixel or more with a fiber length of 10 cm. This image amplifier responds quickly to changes in the image position - with potential for GHz-level frame rates. This unique approach for image amplification offers low noise, high gain, and wide field of view in a compact fiber-based device.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3759-3765
Number of pages7
JournalOptics Express
Volume15
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2 2007

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  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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