OSA's Digital Library

Journal of Lightwave Technology

Journal of Lightwave Technology


  • Vol. 16, Iss. 3 — Mar. 1, 1998
  • pp: 358–

Fast Power Transients in Concatenated Pr3+-Doped Fluoride Fiber Amplifiers

Miroslav sek

Journal of Lightwave Technology, Vol. 16, Issue 3, pp. 358- (1998)

View Full Text Article

Acrobat PDF (111 KB)

Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

  • Export Citation/Save Click for help


Amplified multiwavelength optical communication networks are prone to substantial saturation induced power fluctuations when a channel is turned on or rerouted. This perturbs amplifier gains at other wavelengths. The effects of addition and/or dropping of wavelength channels due to network reconfigurations or line failures in a multiwavelength network comprising eight concatenated Pr3+-doped fluoride fiber amplifiers (PDFFA's) have been studied theoretically. A large-signal numerical model which incorporates time variation effects and the downstream and upstream propagation of signal, pump and amplified spontaneous emission has been used. In an eight channel WDM network the loss of channels will cause very fast power excursions of the surviving channels. The necessary speed of the link control circuit for surviving channel protection has been investigated.


Miroslav sek, "Fast Power Transients in Concatenated Pr3+-Doped Fluoride Fiber Amplifiers," J. Lightwave Technol. 16, 358- (1998)

Sort:  Journal  |  Reset


  1. G. K. Chang, G. Ellinas, J. K. Gamelin, M. Z. Iqbal, and C. A. Brackett, "Multiwavelength reconfigurable WDM/ATM/SONET network testbed," J. Lightwave Technol., vol. 14, pp. 1320-1340, 1996.

Cited By

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited