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Efficient erbium-doped fibre amplifiers incorporating an optical isolator

Efficient erbium-doped fibre amplifiers incorporating an optical isolator
Efficient erbium-doped fibre amplifiers incorporating an optical isolator
A composite-EDFA configuration which incorporates an optical isolator has been investigated theoretically and experimentally. The isolator prevents the build-up of the backward-ASE and results in an amplifier with high gain and near quantum-limited noise figure (NF). The optimum position of the isolator has been calculated as a function of the pump power so that minimum NF and maximum gain are achieved simultaneously. It is shown that under practical pump powers, the optimised composite EDFA exhibits a gain improvement of about 5dB and a NF reduction in excess of 1.5dB when compared with an optimised conventional EDFA. Finally, a high-gain composite EDFA has been experimentally demonstrated which exhibits a gain of 51dB and NF of 3.1dB for only 45mW of pump power
Zervas, M.N.
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Laming, R.I.
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Payne, D.N.
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Zervas, M.N.
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Payne, D.N.
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Zervas, M.N., Laming, R.I. and Payne, D.N. (1992) Efficient erbium-doped fibre amplifiers incorporating an optical isolator. SPIE OE/Fibers, United States. 08 - 11 Sep 1992. 10 pp .

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A composite-EDFA configuration which incorporates an optical isolator has been investigated theoretically and experimentally. The isolator prevents the build-up of the backward-ASE and results in an amplifier with high gain and near quantum-limited noise figure (NF). The optimum position of the isolator has been calculated as a function of the pump power so that minimum NF and maximum gain are achieved simultaneously. It is shown that under practical pump powers, the optimised composite EDFA exhibits a gain improvement of about 5dB and a NF reduction in excess of 1.5dB when compared with an optimised conventional EDFA. Finally, a high-gain composite EDFA has been experimentally demonstrated which exhibits a gain of 51dB and NF of 3.1dB for only 45mW of pump power

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Published date: September 1992
Additional Information: Paper 17
Venue - Dates: SPIE OE/Fibers, United States, 1992-09-08 - 1992-09-11
Organisations: Optoelectronics Research Centre

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Local EPrints ID: 379853
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/379853
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ORCID for M.N. Zervas: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-0651-4059

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