Measurement of Optical Fiber Amplifier

  • Yanhua LuoEmail author
  • Binbin Yan
  • Jianxiang Wen
  • Jianzhong Zhang
  • Gang-Ding PengEmail author
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As one of the key photonic devices, optical amplifier, especially optical fiber amplifier, has been playing an important role in the optical communications and laser physics. In research, development, and application of optical amplifiers, it is necessary to apply a range of measurement techniques for characterization and evaluation. This chapter introduces the main characteristics of optical amplifier and describes related characterization and measurement techniques.



Authors are thankful for the support of National Natural Science Foundation of China (61520106014, 61405014 and 61377096), Key Lab of In-fiber Integrated Optics, Ministry Education of the People’s Republic of China, State Key Laboratory of Information Photonics and Optical Communications (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications) (IPOC2016ZT07), Key Laboratory of Optical Fiber Sensing and Communications (Education Ministry of China), Key Laboratory of Optoelectronic Devices and Systems of Ministry of Education and Guangdong Province (GD201702), and Science and Technology Commission of Shanghai Municipality, China (SKLSFO2015-01 and 15220721500).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Photonics and Optical Communications, School of Electrical Engineering and TelecommunicationsUniversity of New South WalesSydneyAustralia
  2. 2.Key Laboratory of Optoelectronic Devices and Systems of Ministry of Education and Guangdong ProvinceShenzhen UniversityShenzhenChina
  3. 3.State Key Laboratory of Information Photonics and Optical CommunicationsBeijing University of Posts and TelecommunicationsBeijingChina
  4. 4.Key Laboratory of Specialty Fiber Optics and Optical Access NetworksShanghai UniversityShanghaiChina
  5. 5.Key Lab of In-fiber Integrated Optics, Ministry of EducationHarbin Engineering UniversityHarbinChina

Section editors and affiliations

  • Yanhua Luo
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  1. 1.School of Electrical Engineering and TelecommunicationsUNSWSydneyAustralia

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