Optimum pumping configuration for l-band EDFA incorporating ASE Pump source

Adikan, Faisal Rafiq Mahamd and Noor, A.S.M. and Mahdi, M.A. (2004) Optimum pumping configuration for l-band EDFA incorporating ASE Pump source. IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, 16 (6). pp. 1465-1467. ISSN 1041-1135

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Abstract

L-band gain improvement through usage of secondary pumping sources in the form of amplified spontaneous emission (ASE) was conducted. A simulation of the three-level rate equation that precedes the experimental approach provides a limited overview of the behavior of various inputs into the active medium-the erbium-doped fiber. Gain improvement as high as 6 dB was attained while incurring minimal noise figure penalty; in this case as low as 1 dB. For an L-band amplifier system employing ASE to improve gain, pumping the system counterdirectionally with ASE while the 980- or 1480-nm pumps are being used in a copropagating configuration would yield the best overall performance in terms of gain.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Adikan, FRM Noor, ASM Mahdi, MA
Uncontrolled Keywords: Amplifled spontaneous emission (ase) erbium optical amplifiers optical communication wavelength-division multiplexing er3+-doped fiber amplifier broad-band wavelength enhancement
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Dept of Geology
Depositing User: Mr. Mohammed Salim Abd Rahman
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2013 02:56
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2018 01:23
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/4694

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