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Spectral dependence of noise and gain in Er-doped fiber preamplifier at 980 nm
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Paper Abstract

We investigated the gain and noise figure dependence on signal wavelength for erbium doped fiber amplifiers (EDFA) counter-pumped at 980 nm. Using a two level modeling technique, we found a good agreement between our experimental measurements and the corresponding theoretical predictions for EDFAs operating under or far from full population inversion. Finally, we describe design trade-offs between small signal gain and noise figure for a range of active fiber length EDFAs at wavelengths of 1531 nm and 1548 nm.

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Date Published: 23 March 1993
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 1789, Fiber Laser Sources and Amplifiers IV, (23 March 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.141142
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Jean-Marc P. Delavaux, AT&T Bell Labs. (United States)
John F. Federici, AT&T Bell Labs. (United States)
David J. DiGiovanni, AT&T Bell Labs. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1789:
Fiber Laser Sources and Amplifiers IV
Michel J. F. Digonnet; Elias Snitzer, Editor(s)

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