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Applications of erbium-doped fibre amplifiers in communications
Author(s): Richard Ian Laming; David N. Payne; Gregory J. Cowle
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Paper Abstract

Over the last few years the erbium-doped fibre amplifier has emerged as the preferred amplifier for use in transmission systems operating around 1.55 μm. This is due to its high fibre-to-fibre gain, polarisation-insensitivity, quantum-limited 3dB noise figure, low crosstalk and high operating bandwidth. This paper will discuss the characteristics of erbium-doped fibre amplifiers, highlight their advantages and review current applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 1990
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1314, Fibre Optics '90, (1 September 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.21964
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Richard Ian Laming, Univ. of Southampton (United Kingdom)
David N. Payne, Univ. of Southampton (United Kingdom)
Gregory J. Cowle, Univ. of Southampton (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1314:
Fibre Optics '90

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