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Optical Engineering

Experimental investigation of a fiber Bragg grating integrated optical limiting amplifier with high dynamic range
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Paper Abstract

By inserting a bidirectional erbium-doped fiber amplifier (EDFA) in between an optical circulator and a fiber Bragg grating (FBG), we realize an FBG-integrated optical limiting amplifier (OLA) with high dynamic range. The dual-pass OLA has a wide dynamic range of over 40 dB and a saturation signal output power of about 13.0 dBm. The performance of dual-pass OLA has no obvious degradation due to back reflection of the amplified signal. A negligible power penalty of about 0.3 dB is observed when compared with other conventional configurations. The FBG-integrated OLA configuration has potential application in wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) systems where high saturated power is needed for multichannel transmission.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 1998
PDF: 3 pages
Opt. Eng. 37(7) doi: 10.1117/1.601800
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 37, Issue 7
Show Author Affiliations
Shien-Kuei Liaw, National Chiao-Tung Univ. (Taiwan)
Sien Chi, National Chiao Tung Univ. (Taiwan)


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