We propose and demonstrate a potentially low cost gain-tilt monitoring scheme based on a thin film filter. A -0.25dB/nm filter was used to demonstrate experimentally detection of gain-tilt within +/- 0.1dB/nm.
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(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
(310.0310) Thin films : Thin films
(310.1620) Thin films : Interference coatings
P. S. Chan, C. S. Wong, and H. K. Tsang, "Gain Tilt Monitoring of EDFA by Optical Filtering Techniques," in Optical Amplifiers and Their Applications, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper ME14.
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