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The high gain 1310nm Raman amplifier
Author(s): Jarosław Piotr Turkiewicz; Paweł Czyżak
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Paper Abstract

Due to the growing demand for transmission capacity, it has become essential to utilize multiple wavelength domains in one transmission system. To take full advantage of parallel 1550/1310 nm transmission, efficient 1310 nm amplification techniques are needed, such as the 1310 nm Raman amplifier. In the paper, we present detailed studies regarding the design of the 1310 nm Raman amplifier. Based on numerical simulations, we propose an efficient 1310 nm Raman amplifier design, utilizing the 1240 nm quantum-dot pumping lasers. The designed Raman amplifier is built and characterized. The achieved gain in a QD-laser pumped 1310 nm Raman amplifier was 19.5 dB. The presented results open the way for enhanced utilization of the 1310 nm Raman amplifier in the opto-telecommunication systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 May 2014
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9228, Optical Fibers and Their Applications 2014, 92280P (12 May 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2067055
Show Author Affiliations
Jarosław Piotr Turkiewicz, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Paweł Czyżak, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9228:
Optical Fibers and Their Applications 2014
Jan Dorosz; Ryszard S. Romaniuk, Editor(s)

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