Fiber amplification in the 940-nm water vapor absorption band using the 4F 3/24I 9/2 transition in Nd

Peter D. Dragic, Liesl M. Little, George C. Papen

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Abstract

The measurement of atmospheric water vapor in the 940-nm absorption band may be accomplished using fiber amplifiers based on the 4F 3/24I 9/2 transition in Nd. We report initial experimental results on the effects codopants have on the characteristics of this transition in Nd-doped fiber, and present modeled and experimental results of a fiber amplifier. To our knowledge, this is the first reported fiber amplifier employing this transition.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1478-1480
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
Volume9
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1997

Keywords

  • Atmospheric measurements
  • Laser radar
  • Neodymium materials/devices
  • Optical fiber amplifiers
  • Optical fiber devices

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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