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Optimum pumping configuration for l-band EDFA incorporating ASE Pump source
Ieee Photonics Technology Letters (2004)
  • Faisal Rafiq Mahamd Adikan, University of Malaya
L-band gain improvement through usage of secondary pumping sources in the form of amplified spontaneous emission (ASE) was conducted. A simulation of the three-level rate equation that precedes the experimental approach provides a limited overview of the behavior of various inputs into the active medium-the erbium-doped fiber. Gain improvement as high as 6 dB was attained while incurring minimal noise figure penalty; in this case as low as 1 dB. For an L-band amplifier system employing ASE to improve gain, pumping the system counterdirectionally with ASE while the 980- or 1480-nm pumps are being used in a copropagating configuration would yield the best overall performance in terms of gain.
  • amplifled spontaneous emission (ase) erbium optical amplifiers optical communication wavelength-division multiplexing er3+-doped fiber amplifier broad-band wavelength enhancement
Publication Date
June, 2004
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Faisal Rafiq Mahamd Adikan. "Optimum pumping configuration for l-band EDFA incorporating ASE Pump source" Ieee Photonics Technology Letters Vol. 16 Iss. 6 (2004)
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