Trade-off between gain efficiency and noise figure in an optimised fibre amplifier


Zervas, M.N., Laming, R.I. and Payne, D.N. (1992) Trade-off between gain efficiency and noise figure in an optimised fibre amplifier. In, Optical Fiber Communication Conference (OFC '92), San José, CR,

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The trade-off between gain efficiency and noise figure is evaluated for an optimised EDFA pumped at 980nm. Operating at maximum gain efficiency results in an increased noise figure of ~4dB. Quadrupling the pump power can reduce the noise figure to 3.2 - 3.5dB.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Paper WK7
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Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > Optoelectronics Research Centre
ePrint ID: 77372
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2010
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:57
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/77372

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