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High-performance optical amplifier for WDM communication systems
Author(s): Martin Rochette; Martin Guy; Jocelyn Lauzon; Sophie LaRochelle; Francois Trepanier
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Paper Abstract

Gain equalization of an EDFA is performed by introducing spectrally designed all-fiber filters in the mid-stage of a dual-stage fiber amplifier. Two types of filters are studied: a cascade of narrow-band Bragg gratings for discrete equalization of a finite number of channels and a wide-band Bragg grating performing equalization over the whole 1539 nm to 1557 nm range. In future work, it is planned to use the discrete Bragg grating configuration to simultaneously perform Dispersion compensation (D), Equalization (E) and Stabilization of gain (S) and Channel dropping (C) in a dual-stage EDFA. Integration of these functions will result in a high performance amplifier called the DESC-EDFA.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 December 1998
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 3491, 1998 International Conference on Applications of Photonic Technology III: Closing the Gap between Theory, Development, and Applications, (4 December 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.328593
Show Author Affiliations
Martin Rochette, Laval Univ. (Canada)
INO (Canada)
Martin Guy, INO (Canada)
Jocelyn Lauzon, INO (Canada)
Sophie LaRochelle, Univ. Laval (Canada)
Francois Trepanier, INO (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3491:
1998 International Conference on Applications of Photonic Technology III: Closing the Gap between Theory, Development, and Applications
George A. Lampropoulos; Roger A. Lessard, Editor(s)

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