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A novel design of bi-directional silica-based erbium-doped fibre amplifier for broadband WDM transmissions
Optics Communications (2001)
  • Faisal Rafiq Mahamd Adikan
Abstract
A new method for a broadband amplification based on erbium-doped fibre amplifier was developed using only a single laser diode pumped at 1480 nm. A dual-stage amplifier was employed where the first stage provides simultaneous bi-directional amplification of conventional- and long-band signals. The utilisation of unused amplified spontaneous emission and remnant pump power from the first stage enables realisation of high gain for the long-band signals in the second stage. Amplification of wavelength division multiplexing systems (two and four channels) was successfully demonstrated with an average gain of 22 dB and a noise figure less than 7 dB. (C) 2001 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
Keywords
  • erbium broadband bi-directional amplifier long band wavelength division multiplexing er3+-doped fiber amplifier band
Publication Date
January, 2001
Publisher Statement
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Citation Information
Faisal Rafiq Mahamd Adikan. "A novel design of bi-directional silica-based erbium-doped fibre amplifier for broadband WDM transmissions" Optics Communications Vol. 187 Iss. 4-6 (2001)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/faisalrafiq_mahamdadikan/50/