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Gain Dynamics Of Erbium-Doped Fiber Amplifiers
Author(s): E. Desurvire; C. R. Giles; J. R. Simpson
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Paper Abstract

The gain dynamics of erbium-doped fiber amplifiers are studied both experimentally and theoretically. It is shown that the transients associated with gain saturation and gain recovery during multichannel amplification have long characteristic times, i.e. in the 100 its-1 ms range. Such slow gain dynamics effectively prevent saturation-induced crosstalk and intermodulation distortion effects in the amplification of high-speed WDM and FDM signals.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 February 1990
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 1171, Fiber Laser Sources and Amplifiers, (15 February 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.963143
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E. Desurvire, AT&T Bell Laboratories (United States)
C. R. Giles, AT&T Bell Laboratories (United States)
J. R. Simpson, AT&T Bell Laboratories (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1171:
Fiber Laser Sources and Amplifiers
Michel J. F. Digonnet, Editor(s)

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