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Gain tilt in erbium-doped fiber amplifiers and its consequences for distortion in AM systems
Author(s): Kristen Dybdal; S. Lomholt Hansen; P. Thorsen; Svend Bank Andreasen
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Paper Abstract

Distortions induced by erbium doped fiber amplifiers on optical AM signals are shown, experimentally and theoretically, to originate from the so called locked-inversion gain tilt of the amplifier. The locked-inversion gain tilt may be measured by simple methods, or it may be calculated from a standard steady-state numerical model. It is demonstrated by experiment and calculation that the gain-tilt, and hence the harmonic distortion, may be reduced to acceptable levels by proper design of the fiber amplifier without the need for separate equalization.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 February 1994
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2073, Fiber Laser Sources and Amplifiers V, (15 February 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.168601
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Kristen Dybdal, Jydsk Telefon (Denmark)
S. Lomholt Hansen, Jydsk Telefon (Denmark)
P. Thorsen, Jydsk Telefon (Denmark)
Svend Bank Andreasen, Jydsk Telefon (Denmark)


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

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