We propose a solution to improve gain-clamped EDFA stabilization time by inserting in the conventional laser loop configuration an extra SOA. Experimental results demonstrate stabilization time as short as 0.2µs in a purposely-considered critical situation.
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(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.3500) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, erbium
R. Ibrahim, Y. Gottesman, B. Benkelfat, and Q. Zou, "EDFA Gain Stabilization with Fast Transient Behavior by Use of a Semiconductor Optical Amplifier," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2007), paper JTuA84.
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