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Gain-control hybrid Raman fiber amplifier/EDFA incorporating ring cavity with a single pump source
Author(s): A. Ahmad; M. I. Md Ali; A. K. Zamzuri; M. A. Mahdi
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Paper Abstract

All-optical gain-control Raman fiber amplifier (RFA) based on ring cavity technique using a pair of circulators is investigated experimentally. A pair of 1465nm laser diodes is used as the pump source to the RFA which provides a gain peak at around 1565 nm. The analyses of gain and noise figure are carried out using lasing wavelengths of 1550 and 1565 nm. Gain and noise figure variations are 0.4 and 0.5 dB respectively. We observed strong influence of pump-signal relative intensity noise transfer that results in noise figure penalty. The analyses are also carried out on hybrid configuration of RFA and EDFA and the characteristics of the dynamic range of the configurations are being compared.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 October 2006
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6353, Optical Transmission, Switching, and Subsystems IV, 635321 (3 October 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.691535
Show Author Affiliations
A. Ahmad, TM Research and Development (Malaysia)
M. I. Md Ali, TM Research and Development (Malaysia)
A. K. Zamzuri, TM Research and Development (Malaysia)
M. A. Mahdi, Univ. Putra Malaysia (Malaysia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6353:
Optical Transmission, Switching, and Subsystems IV
Chang Soo Park; Shizhong Xie; Curtis R. Menyuk; Ken-ichi Kitayama, Editor(s)

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