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Transient control for cascaded EDFAs by using a multi-objective optimization approach
Author(s): Marcio Freitas; Sidney Nascimento Givigi; Jackson Klein; Luiz C. Calmon; Ailson R. de Almeida
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Paper Abstract

EDFAs have been used for some years now in building effective long-haul optical systems for the most diverse applications. For some applications, it is necessary to introduce some feedback control laws in order to avoid the generation of transients that could generate impairments in the system. In this paper, we use a multi-objective optimization approach based on genetic algorithms, to study the introduction of PD controllers into systems of cascaded EDFAs. We compare the use of individual controllers for each amplifier to the use of controllers to sets of amplifiers, and develop guidelines that help designers in making decisions while they are developing their own case-specific designs.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 November 2004
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5579, Photonics North 2004: Photonic Applications in Telecommunications, Sensors, Software, and Lasers, (16 November 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.567530
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Marcio Freitas, Optiwave Corp. (Canada)
Federal Univ. do Espirito Santo (Brazil)
Sidney Nascimento Givigi, Optiwave Corp. (Canada)
Univ. Federal do Espirito Santo (Brazil)
Jackson Klein, Optiwave Corp. (Canada)
Luiz C. Calmon, Federal Univ. do Espirito Santo (Brazil)
Ailson R. de Almeida, Federal Univ. do Espirito Santo (Brazil)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5579:
Photonics North 2004: Photonic Applications in Telecommunications, Sensors, Software, and Lasers
Donna Strickland; Trevor J. Hall; Stoyan Tanev; Xiaoyi Bao; Franko Kueppers; David V. Plant, Editor(s)

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