Cladding Pumped Seven-Core EDFA Using an Absorption-Enhanced Erbium Doped Fibre
Conference: ECOC 2016 - 42nd European Conference on Optical Communication
09/18/2016 - 09/22/2016 at Düsseldorf, Deutschland
Proceedings: ECOC 2016
Pages: 3Language: englishTyp: PDFPersonal VDE Members are entitled to a 10% discount on this title
Tsuchida, Y.; Maeda, K.; Watanabe, K.; Sasa, T.; Saito, T.; Takasaka, S.; Sugizaki, R. (Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd., 6 Yawatakaigandori, Ichihara, Chiba, 290-8555, Japan)
Takeshima, K.; Kawaguchi, Y.; Tsuritani, T. (KDDI R&D Laboratories Inc., 2-1-15 Ohara, Fujimino-shi, Saitama, 356-8502, Japan)
We fabricate a 7-core erbium doped fibre that has absorption-enhanced cores. We demonstrate C-band cladding-pumped amplification with flat 18.0 dB gain, 6.1 dB NF, and 15 dBm output power. We obtain averaged core-to-core crosstalk of -53.0 dB.