Calibration with a relative-intensity noise (RIN) standard significantly improves the RIN subtraction method for measuring the noise figure of an erbium-doped fiber amplifier (EDFA). The typical standard uncertainty in our measurement is ≤0.15 dB.
© 2003 Optical Society of America
(120.0120) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology
(120.4800) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Optical standards and testing
(250.0250) Optoelectronics : Optoelectronics
(250.4480) Optoelectronics : Optical amplifiers
G. E. Obarski, "Precise Calibration for Optical Amplifier Noise Figure Measurement Using the RIN Subtraction Method," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference, Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2003), paper ThZ3.
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