Influence of forward and backward travelling reflections on the gain and ASE spectrum of EDFAs


Mckay, R.G., Vodhanel, R.S., Wagner, R.E. and Laming, R.I. (1992) Influence of forward and backward travelling reflections on the gain and ASE spectrum of EDFAs. In, OFC'92: Conference on Optical Fibre Communications, San Jose, 03 - 07 Feb 1992.

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Optical reflections at the input of an optical amplifier increase the noise more than those at the output. Measurements with 21 dB gain and 21 dB return lose indicate that an optical isolator at the input improves the noise figure by 3 dB more than one at the output.

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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
Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering > Optoelectronics Research Centre
ePrint ID: 77375
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2010
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:57
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/77375

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