Effects of self-saturation in an erbium-doped fiber amplifier

Mahdi, M.A. and Thirumeni, S. and Poopalan, P. and Selvakennedy, S. and Adikan, Faisal Rafiq Mahamd and Chan, W.Y. and Ahmad, Harith (2000) Effects of self-saturation in an erbium-doped fiber amplifier. Optical Fiber Technology, 6 (3). pp. 265-274. ISSN 1068-5200, DOI https://doi.org/10.1006/ofte.2000.0330.

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The dependence of erbium-doped fiber amplifier performance on amplifier self-saturation is studied experimentally by tuning the pump wavelength over a 5-nm band centered at 980 nm. Gain and noise figure are degraded at the peak pump absorption wavelength, which shows the strongest effect of amplifier self-saturation. It is shown experimentally that tuning the pump wavelength away from the peak pump absorption provides 1-2 dB improvement in pump-to-signal conversion. The effect of amplifier self-saturation is also dependent on the signal wavelength where high gain and noise figure penalties are obtained at the 1530-nm (+/-5 nm) band. (C) 2000 Academic Press.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Mahdi, MA Thirumeni, S Poopalan, P Selvakennedy, S Adikan, FRM Chan, WY Ahmad, H
Uncontrolled Keywords: Gain; Self-Saturation; Erbium-Doped Fiber Amplifier
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Mr. Mohammed Salim Abd Rahman
Date Deposited: 08 Feb 2013 01:26
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2018 02:42
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/4718

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