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Threshold effect in optical amplifiers: modeling and verification
Author(s): P. Wrzosek; M. Borecki; J. Kruszewski
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Paper Abstract

This work presents a functional model of an optical amplifier, which uses the active fiber doped with erbium called EDFA (eng: Erbium Doped Fiber Amplifier).The amplification obtained takes place entirely in optical domain without conversion to electric signals, how this happens in case of amplifiers SOA. However, with regard to the environment, in which works the optical amplifier (transmitters and receiver sets), it is useful to analyze suitable amplifier model in electric domain. For executing such model, it was proposed the delimitation of fiber parameters taking into account the threshold effects of amplification.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 September 2005
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5952, Optical Fibers: Applications, 59521B (28 September 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.622600
Show Author Affiliations
P. Wrzosek, Institute of Microelectronics and Optoelectronics WUT (Poland)
M. Borecki, Institute of Microelectronics and Optoelectronics WUT (Poland)
J. Kruszewski, Institute of Microelectronics and Optoelectronics WUT (Poland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5952:
Optical Fibers: Applications
Leszek R. Jaroszewicz; Brian Culshaw; Anna Grazia Mignani, Editor(s)

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