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Low-noise intelligent cladding-pumped L-band EDFA

Low-noise intelligent cladding-pumped L-band EDFA
Low-noise intelligent cladding-pumped L-band EDFA
We present results on a low-cost cladding-pumped L-band amplifier based on side pumping (GTWave) fiber technology and pumped by a single 980 nm multimode diode. We show that simultaneous noise reduction and transient suppression can be achieved by using gain clamping by a seed signal (lambda=1564 nm). In the gain-clamping regime, the amplifier exhibits 30-dB gain over 1570-1605 nm spectral band with noise figure below 7 dB. The noise figure can be further reduced to below 5 dB by utilizing a low power single-mode pump at 980 nm. The erbium-doped fiber amplifier is relatively insensitive to input signal variations with power excursions below 0.15 dB for a 10 dB channel add-drop.
1041-1135
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Ylä-Jarkko, K.H.
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Codemard, C.
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Singleton, J.
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Turner, P.W.
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Godfrey, I.
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Alam, S.-U.
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Nilsson, J.
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Grudinin, A.B.
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Ylä-Jarkko, K.H.
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Codemard, C.
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Singleton, J.
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Turner, P.W.
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Godfrey, I.
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Alam, S.-U.
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Nilsson, J.
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Grudinin, A.B.
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Ylä-Jarkko, K.H., Codemard, C., Singleton, J., Turner, P.W., Godfrey, I., Alam, S.-U., Nilsson, J., Sahu, J.K. and Grudinin, A.B. (2003) Low-noise intelligent cladding-pumped L-band EDFA. IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, 15 (7), 909-911. (doi:10.1109/LPT.2003.813433).

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Abstract

We present results on a low-cost cladding-pumped L-band amplifier based on side pumping (GTWave) fiber technology and pumped by a single 980 nm multimode diode. We show that simultaneous noise reduction and transient suppression can be achieved by using gain clamping by a seed signal (lambda=1564 nm). In the gain-clamping regime, the amplifier exhibits 30-dB gain over 1570-1605 nm spectral band with noise figure below 7 dB. The noise figure can be further reduced to below 5 dB by utilizing a low power single-mode pump at 980 nm. The erbium-doped fiber amplifier is relatively insensitive to input signal variations with power excursions below 0.15 dB for a 10 dB channel add-drop.

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Published date: 2003
Organisations: Optoelectronics Research Centre

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Local EPrints ID: 13852
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/13852
ISSN: 1041-1135
PURE UUID: 2a5336c9-33d5-466c-8cb7-683b666ef8d8
ORCID for J. Nilsson: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-1691-7959

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Date deposited: 03 Jan 2005
Last modified: 03 Dec 2019 01:56

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