Optical Society (The) (OSA) - L-Band Randomly-Coupled 12 Core Erbium Doped Fiber Amplifier

2019 Optical Fiber Communications Conference and Exhibition (OFC)

Author(s): Masaki Wada ; Taiji Sakamoto ; Shinichi Aozasa ; Takashi Yamamoto ; Kazuhide Nakajima
Publisher: Optical Society (The) (OSA)
Publication Date: 1 March 2019
Conference Location: San Diego, CA, USA, USA
Conference Date: 3 March 2019
Page(s): 1 - 3
ISBN (Electronic): 978-1-943580-53-8

We demonstrate a cladding-pumped L-band randomly-coupled 12-core EDFA for the first time. Flat spectra and low mode dependent loss of 1.9 dB or less in the 1570 to 1605 nm range are achieved.