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Advanced erbium-doped fiber amplifiers: channel equalizers
Author(s): Michalis N. Zervas; Richard Ian Laming; David N. Payne
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Paper Abstract

A passive WDM channel equalizer using a twin-core EDFA is studied in detail. Gain saturation limits the range of input signal powers from approximately -20 dBm to approximately 0 dBm. Channel equalization rates as high as 0.35 dB/dB are predicted. When used in cascade, twin-core EDFAs are shown to provide channel power stabilization and self- healing against additional channel losses.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 February 1994
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2073, Fiber Laser Sources and Amplifiers V, (15 February 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.168593
Show Author Affiliations
Michalis N. Zervas, Univ. of Southampton (United Kingdom)
Richard Ian Laming, Univ. of Southampton (United Kingdom)
David N. Payne, Univ. of Southampton (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2073:
Fiber Laser Sources and Amplifiers V
Michel J. F. Digonnet, Editor(s)

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