Pumping scheme optimisation of 980-nm pumped L-band EDFA associated with broadband noise as the secondary pumpOptics Communications (2004)
AbstractL-band gain improvement through usage of secondary pumping sources in the form of broadband noise (amplified spontaneous emission, ASE) is conducted. For an L-band amplifier system employing ASE to improve gain, pumping the system counter-directionally with ASE while the 980-nm pump is being used in a co-propagating configuration would yield the best overall performance in terms of gain and noise figure. For high power applications, the 980-nm and ASE sources must be counter-directionally pumped to the direction of the L-band signal. Gain improvement of 1570-nm signal in between 6 and 8.5 dB is attained at 12 mW of 980-nm pump laser. (C) 2004 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
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Publication DateJune, 2004
Citation InformationFaisal Rafiq Mahamd Adikan. "Pumping scheme optimisation of 980-nm pumped L-band EDFA associated with broadband noise as the secondary pump" Optics Communications Vol. 236 Iss. 1-3 (2004)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/faisalrafiq_mahamdadikan/47/