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Optical Engineering

Multiparameter optimization of a Raman fiber amplifier using a genetic algorithm for an L-band dense wavelength division multiplexed system
Author(s): Simranjit Singh; Sonak Saini; Gurpreet Kaur; Rajinder Singh Kaler
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Paper Abstract

We present a simple genetic algorithm implemented to perform multiparameter optimization of a Raman fiber amplifier for a 100-channel L-band dense wavelength division multiplexed system at a 25-GHz interval. The system is investigated for various cases with fixed pump frequency leading to 202.2-THz pump as the best choice with average gain above 19.5 dB. There is evidence to show that a single counterpropagating pump optimized to 588.2-mW power level and optimum Raman fiber length of 38.8 km presents a small gain variation (<2  dB ) over an effective bandwidth covering 187 to 189.475 THz. The optimized configuration enabled an adequate system performance in terms of acceptable Q-factor (17 dB) and bit error rate (5.60×10 −13 ).

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 January 2014
PDF: 8 pages
Opt. Eng. 53(1) 016103 doi: 10.1117/1.OE.53.1.016103
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 53, Issue 1
Show Author Affiliations
Simranjit Singh, Punjabi Univ. (India)
Sonak Saini, Punjabi Univ. (India)
Gurpreet Kaur, Punjabi Univ. (India)
Rajinder Singh Kaler, Thapar Univ. (India)


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