Design and characterization of multicore erbium-doped fibers

Conference: ECOC 2016 - 42nd European Conference on Optical Communication
09/18/2016 - 09/22/2016 at Düsseldorf, Deutschland

Proceedings: ECOC 2016

Pages: 3Language: englishTyp: PDF

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LaRochelle, Sophie; Jin, Cang; Messaddeq, Younes (COPL, Université Laval, Québec QC, G1V 0A6, Canada)

We discuss the design and performance of double-cladding multicore erbium-doped fibers for space-division multiplexing. We describe optimization of signal core and pump annular-cladding to improve pumping efficiency and demonstrate designs leading to gain >19 dB and noise figure <6 dB.