Bi/Er Co-doped Fibers as an Active Medium for Optical Amplifiers for the C-, L- and U- Telecommunication Bands

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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Firstov, Sergei V.; Riumkin, Konstantin E.; Alyshev, Sergey V.; Melkumov, Mikhail A.; Dianov, Evgeny M. (Fiber Optics Research Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 38 Vavilov str., 119333, Moscow, Russia)
Khopin, Vladimir F.; Guryanov, Aleksey N. (Institute of Chemistry of High-Purity Substances of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 49 Tropinin str., 603600 Nizhny Novgorod, Russia)

We report the first results on the fabrication of Bi/Er co-doped fibers with the gain bandwidth over 200 nm ranging from 1530 to 1770 nm. The main fiber characteristics affecting the amplification are discussed.