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Gain equalization in cascaded optical amplifiers using short-period Bragg gratings
Author(s): Martin Rochette; Pierre-Yves Cortes; Martin Guy; Sophie LaRochelle; Francois Trepanier; Jocelyn Lauzon
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Paper Abstract

Gain equalization of an amplifier is performed by introducing spectrally designed Bragg gratings in the mid-stage of a dual-stage erbium-doped fiber amplifier. The long-haul performances of the amplifier are evaluated using a 50 km recirculating loop. The results show a clear improvement of the transmission quality when equalizing the gain.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 December 2000
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 4087, Applications of Photonic Technology 4, (15 December 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.406425
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Martin Rochette, Univ. Laval (Canada)
Pierre-Yves Cortes, Univ. Laval (Canada)
Martin Guy, INO (Canada)
Sophie LaRochelle, Univ. Laval (Canada)
Francois Trepanier, INO (Canada)
Jocelyn Lauzon, INO (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4087:
Applications of Photonic Technology 4
Roger A. Lessard; George A. Lampropoulos, Editor(s)

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