Reduction of temperature-dependent gain in L-band EDFA using antimony - Aluminum codoped silica EDF

Young Eun Im, Kyunghwan Oh, Sun Hyok Chang, Kwangjoon Kim, David J. DiGiovanni

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We report a novel technique to suppress the temperature-dependent gain (TDG) of an L-band erbium-doped fiber amplifier. The composite optical gain block consists of conventional L-band erbium-doped fiber (EDF) serially concatenated with a special EDF in a ternary glass composition, antimony-aluminum codoped silica that showed an opposite TDG coefficient in the L-band. The TDG variation of the composite gain block was suppressed to less than ±1.5 dB for a saturated gain of 15 dB between 1565 and 1605 nm, measured over a temperature range of -40 °C to +80 °C.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1839-1841
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Sept

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Manuscript received April 1, 2005; revised May 2, 2005. This work was supported in part by the KOSEF through the UFON Research Center, and in part by the MOE through the BK21 Program. Y.-E. Im and K. Oh are with the Department of Information and Communications, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST), Gwangju 500-712, South Korea (e-mail:; S. H. Chang and K. Kim are with the Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI), Daejeon 305-350, South Korea (e-mail:; D. J. DiGiovanni is with OFS Laboratories, Murray Hill, NJ 07974 USA (e-mail: Digital Object Identifier 10.1109/LPT.2005.851890

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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