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Performance characteristics of an optimized distributed erbium-doped fiber amplifier
Author(s): Michael J. Platek; Steven P. Bastien; Harish R. Sunak; Vasilios E. Kalomiris
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Paper Abstract

In our previous work, we reported the optimum design for 10 km and 50 km length fibers for a distributed erbium doped fiber amplifier(DEDFA), based on a comprehensive computer model. This design contained an erbium doping concentration of 20 - 22 parts per billion, V of 1.775 with a signal wavelength of 1555 nm using low signal powers, -30 dBm, and bidirectionally pumping at 1480 nm. This paper investigates the effects of operating a DEDFA at the optimum doping concentration with large input signal power in which the ASE has a greater effect on the overall performance. The final issue addressed is the noise figure under similar circumstances.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 1992
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1679, Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices, (1 July 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.60476
Show Author Affiliations
Michael J. Platek, Univ. of Rhode Island (United States)
Steven P. Bastien, EDFA Consultants (United States)
Harish R. Sunak, Univ. of Rhode Island (United States)
Vasilios E. Kalomiris, U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1679:
Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices
David Yevick, Editor(s)

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