Development of efficient clad-pumped fiber optical amplifiers for telecommunication systems (DOPAnT) (2019 - 2022)

Agreement No: 1.1.1.1/18/A/068

Duration: 01.06.2019. -31.05.2022.

Scientific manager:  Prof. Vjačeslavs Bobrovs

Responsible from the ISSP UL side: Dr.Phys. Jurģis Grūbe

Project partners: Rīga Technical University, Institute of Solid State Physics, University of Latvia, AFFOC Solutions, Ltd

Total project funding: 648 000.00 Eur

Project summary :

This interdisciplinary project “Development of efficient clad-pumped fiber optical amplifiers for telecommunication systems” (DOPAnT) addresses challenges of developing a new fiber optical amplifier for optical transmission systems. In particular, the focus of this project is on investigation of doped fiber amplifiers. More specifically combination of different dopant and double-clad profile fibers pumped with cost-efficient multimode light sources for use in wavelength division multiplexed (WDM) transmission systems to increase optically transparent path length.
Project aims to develop wide-band optical signal amplifier using combined doped fibers and efficient clad-pumping technique to achieve high and uniform gain and improved performance for fiber optical communication systems.

Keywords: optical fiber communication, telecommunications, fiber optical amplifiers, doped optical fibers, solid state physics.