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Optical Engineering

Gain saturation and nonlinear effect of erbium-doped fiber amplifier/discrete compensating Raman amplifier hybrid fiber amplifiers in the C-band
Author(s): Ronghua Chi; Kecheng Lu; Xiaoyi Dong; Wenzhao Chen; Guangming Yang; Zhaobing Liu
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Paper Abstract

A hybrid fiber amplifier (HFA) comprising an erbium-doped fiber amplifier (EDFA) and a discrete compensating Raman amplifier (DCRA) can compensate both the span loss and the chromatic dispersion. The gain saturation and nonlinear effect induced in the HFA are discussed. The experimental results show that although the EDFA-DCRA has lower noise figure than the DCRA-EDFA configuration, it induces gain saturation and the nonlinear effect. When designing an HFA, the setup of the DCRA-EDFA configuration is proved a better choice.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 2004
PDF: 4 pages
Opt. Eng. 43(2) doi: 10.1117/1.1635832
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 43, Issue 2
Show Author Affiliations
Ronghua Chi, Nankai Univ. (China)
Kecheng Lu, Nankai Univ. (China)
Xiaoyi Dong, Nankai Univ. (China)
Wenzhao Chen, Photon Technology Co Ltd (China)
Guangming Yang, Photon Technology Co Ltd (China)
Zhaobing Liu, Photon Technology Co Ltd (China)


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