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Relative intensity noise transfer in higher-order distributed amplification through ultra-long fiber cavities
Author(s): Mercedes Alcón-Camas; Juan Diego Ania-Castañón
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Paper Abstract

Among the different possible amplification solutions offered by Raman scattering in optical fibers, ultra-long Raman lasers are particularly promising as they can provide quasi-losless second order amplification with reduced complexity, displaying excellent potential in the design of low-noise long-distance communication systems. Still, some of their advantages can be partially offset by the transfer of relative intensity noise from the pump sources and cavity-generated Stokes to the transmitted signal. In this paper we study the effect of ultra-long cavity design (length, pumping, grating reflectivity) on the transfer of RIN to the signal, demonstrating how the impact of noise can be greatly reduced by carefully choosing appropriate cavity parameters depending on the intended application of the system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 September 2010
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7750, Photonics North 2010, 775017 (23 September 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.872861
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Mercedes Alcón-Camas, Aston Univ. (United Kingdom)
Juan Diego Ania-Castañón, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (Spain)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7750:
Photonics North 2010
Henry P. Schriemer; Rafael N. Kleiman, Editor(s)

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