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High-sensitivity two-stage erbium-doped fiber preamplifier at 10 Gb/s

Laming, R.I., Gnauck, A.H., Giles, C.R., Zervas, M.N. and Payne, D.N. (1992) High-sensitivity two-stage erbium-doped fiber preamplifier at 10 Gb/s IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, 4, (12), pp. 1348-1350. (doi:10.1109/68.180572).

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We have demonstrated an optical preamplifier with a record sensitivity of -38.8 dBm (102 photons/bit) at 10Gbit/s. When employed in a practical link without an input isolator the sensitivity is only slightly degraded to -37.6dBm (135 photons/bit) by input coupling losses and feedback due to Rayleigh backscattering in the transmission fibre.

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Published date: December 1992


Local EPrints ID: 78310
ISSN: 1041-1135
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Author: R.I. Laming
Author: A.H. Gnauck
Author: C.R. Giles
Author: M.N. Zervas
Author: D.N. Payne

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