Modeling of Er-doped ion-exchanged glass waveguide amplifiers

Seppo Honkanen, Juha Pekka Laine, Tomoko Ohtsuki, Ari Tervonen, Nasser Peyghambarian

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Modeling results for Er3+-doped waveguide amplifiers fabricated by various ion-exchange processes are presented. The gain performance of these devices for 977 nm and 1.48 micrometers pump wavelengths are compared. Measured spectroscopic properties of a phosphate glass with Er3+ concentration of 3.7 X 1020 cm-3 are used throughout the modeling, and waveguide propagation loss of 0.1 dB/cm is used. It is shown that gain coefficients exceeding 5 dB/cm are feasible utilizing optimized ion- exchanged waveguides in this glass. The modeling is performed for glasses doped with erbium only, excluding possible ytterbium codoping.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)103-108
Number of pages6
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - 1997
EventRare-Earth-Doped Devices - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: Feb 10 1997Feb 10 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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