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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 48, Iss. 31 — Nov. 1, 2009
  • pp: G73–G76

Integrated C-band erbium-doped fiber amplifier and dispersion compensation module with negligible pump power penalty

Samuel Varghese, Peter Blixt, David Darby, and Suresh Nair  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 48, Issue 31, pp. G73-G76 (2009)

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Conventional dispersion compensation requires erbium-doped fiber amplifiers with high pump power to compensate for excess losses introduced by the dispersion-compensating fiber. We report and demonstrate an optimized single-pump amplifier configuration with a pump power penalty of less than 5% when integrated with a fiber Bragg grating dispersion compensator. The system is capable of compensating 100 km of G.652 single-mode fiber.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(060.2360) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics links and subsystems
(230.2035) Optical devices : Dispersion compensation devices

Original Manuscript: June 16, 2009
Revised Manuscript: September 14, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: September 16, 2009
Published: October 1, 2009

Samuel Varghese, Peter Blixt, David Darby, and Suresh Nair, "Integrated C-band erbium-doped fiber amplifier and dispersion compensation module with negligible pump power penalty," Appl. Opt. 48, G73-G76 (2009)

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