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Design of a phase-shifted long-period grating device and its application as a gain-flattening fiber filter
Author(s): Yinian Zhu; Beatrys M. Lacquet; Pieter L. Swart
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Paper Abstract

The transmission characteristics of phase-shifted long-period gratings (LPGs) are simulated theoretically by a combination of coupled-mode theory and fundamental-matrix method. It is suggested that a phase-shifted LPG device cascaded with another normal LPG can be used to flatten the gain spectrum of an erbium-doped fiber amplifier (EDFA) with all three gain peaks. The results of simulations have shown that a broadband amplifier with peak-to-peak 0.7 dB gain variation over 36 nm can be practically realized. It proves that such a gain- flattening fiber filter is indeed plausible, and has a potential application in gain-flattening in dense wavelength- division multiplexed (DWDM) telecommunication systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 October 2000
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 4225, Optical Interconnects for Telecommunication and Data Communications, (9 October 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.402684
Show Author Affiliations
Yinian Zhu, Rand Afrikaans Univ. (Singapore)
Beatrys M. Lacquet, Rand Afrikaans Univ. (South Africa)
Pieter L. Swart, Rand Afrikaans Univ. (South Africa)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4225:
Optical Interconnects for Telecommunication and Data Communications
Xiaomin Ren; Suning Tang, Editor(s)

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