Optics and Photonics Journal

Volume 4, Issue 7 (July 2014)

ISSN Print: 2160-8881   ISSN Online: 2160-889X

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Erbium Doped Fiber Laser and Amplifier

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In this paper, new configuration is proposed, investigated and analyzed. Fiber laser and fiber amplifier are merged in one configuration which called Erbium Doped Fiber Laser and Amplifier (EDFLA) or integrating EDFL and EDFA in one design. The configuration has three main outputs; one for laser, second for amplifier and the third it can be used for on/off output. A surprising phenomenon was remarked during the operation of this configuration. The amplification is abolished during the lasing state and appeared again if the lasing is stopped or the switch is off. The difference between outputs with the lasing and without lasing has 30 dB EDFA gain value; it is a good sign that this optical configuration can be used as an on/off integrated optical device for fiber laser.

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Bouzid, B. (2014) Erbium Doped Fiber Laser and Amplifier. Optics and Photonics Journal, 4, 189-193. doi: 10.4236/opj.2014.47019.

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