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Multi-channel power-equalizing reflective erbium-doped fiber amplifier

Multi-channel power-equalizing reflective erbium-doped fiber amplifier
Multi-channel power-equalizing reflective erbium-doped fiber amplifier
Power-equalizing erbium-doped fiber amplifiers (EDFAs) counteract detrimental spread of channel-powers in wavelength-division multiplexed transmission. Unfortunately, because of the homogeneously broadened gain-spectra of Er-doped fibers (EDFs) at room temperature, power-equalization is difficult in EDFAs. However, if different channels travel different paths through the amplifier, the gain becomes effectively inhomogeneously broadened thus facilitating equalization. We propose and numerically analyze a new reflective EDFA in which different channels travel partly different paths by virtue of different points of reflection. This can then equalize channel powers without any complex adjustable filters or control circuits.
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Nilsson, J.
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Hwang, S.T.
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Nilsson, J.
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Kim, J.M.
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Lee, Y.W.
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Hwang, S.T.
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Nilsson, J., Kim, J.M., Lee, Y.W., Hwang, S.T., Yeon, S.Y. and Kim, S.J. (1999) Multi-channel power-equalizing reflective erbium-doped fiber amplifier. CLEO/Pacific Rim 1999 - Pacific Rim Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics. 22 - 24 Aug 1999. pp. 652-653 . (doi:10.1109/CLEOPR.1999.817765).

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Abstract

Power-equalizing erbium-doped fiber amplifiers (EDFAs) counteract detrimental spread of channel-powers in wavelength-division multiplexed transmission. Unfortunately, because of the homogeneously broadened gain-spectra of Er-doped fibers (EDFs) at room temperature, power-equalization is difficult in EDFAs. However, if different channels travel different paths through the amplifier, the gain becomes effectively inhomogeneously broadened thus facilitating equalization. We propose and numerically analyze a new reflective EDFA in which different channels travel partly different paths by virtue of different points of reflection. This can then equalize channel powers without any complex adjustable filters or control circuits.

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Published date: 30 August 1999
Venue - Dates: CLEO/Pacific Rim 1999 - Pacific Rim Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, 1999-08-22 - 1999-08-24

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Local EPrints ID: 441586
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/441586
PURE UUID: ea7a2c6a-91f4-458f-bc1d-0703863e1618
ORCID for J. Nilsson: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-1691-7959

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Last modified: 29 Jul 2020 01:33

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