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Bandwidth-expandable erbium-doped fiber optical amplifiers
Author(s): Kevin Jianluo Zhang
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Paper Abstract

A narrowband optical amplifier but bandwidth-expandable is demonstrated. Future amplifier-based sub-system can be constructed to perform non-linear dispersion compensation and to flatten gain while the input level changes in a DWDM optical networking system. The amplifier is designed to inherently provide two networking features: narrowband accessibility and bandwidth scalability. For a 100 GHz- spaced DWDM application, each amplifier can process 4 channels in an array structure. The crosstalk between each amplifier is better than 58 dB. The capability to flatten gain and improve the transient response is experimentally demonstrated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 May 2001
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 4292, Optoelectronic Interconnects VIII, (30 May 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.428026
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Kevin Jianluo Zhang, Optical Coating, Inc.-A JDS Uniphase Co. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4292:
Optoelectronic Interconnects VIII
Suning Tang; Yao Li, Editor(s)

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