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Experimental assessment of 1.3-um telecommunication systems incorporating a praseodymium-doped fiber amplifier (PDFA)
Author(s): R. C. Schimmel; R. J.W. Jonker; P. K. van Bennekom; Giok-Djan Khoe; H. de Waardt
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Paper Abstract

We have investigated the system performance of an experimental Praseodymium Doped Fibre Amplifier (PDFA) in an optical transmission system operating at 1.3μm. Experimental evaluation of the PDFA, based on Bit Error Rate (BER) measurements, is presented for the PDFA in copropagating and bidirectional configurations as a function of both wavelength and optical input power. The performance is analysed for both NRZ and RZ modulation format at a bitrate of 10 Gbit/s. The polarisation dependency of the PDFA is less than 0.2 dB. The results of an experimental analysis of the PDFA in an optical recirculating loop are shown for a NRZ modulated pseudo random data stream at 622 Mbit/s. A total span of approximately 2000 km is covered. Furthermore, the results of transmission experiments using the optical circulating loop at 10 Gbit/s are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 February 2003
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4833, Applications of Photonic Technology 5, (17 February 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.474332
Show Author Affiliations
R. C. Schimmel, Eindhoven Univ. of Technology (Netherlands)
R. J.W. Jonker, Eindhoven Univ. of Technology (Netherlands)
P. K. van Bennekom, Eindhoven Univ. of Technology (Netherlands)
Giok-Djan Khoe, Eindhoven Univ. of Technology (Netherlands)
H. de Waardt, Eindhoven Univ. of Technology (Netherlands)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4833:
Applications of Photonic Technology 5
Roger A. Lessard; George A. Lampropoulos; Gregory W. Schinn, Editor(s)

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