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  • Vol. 19, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 2001
  • pp: 527–

Comparison of Temperature Dependence in C-Band and L-Band EDFAs

Felton A. Flood

Journal of Lightwave Technology, Vol. 19, Issue 4, pp. 527- (2001)

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Temperature-dependent gain and noise characteristics of conventional band and long wavelength band erbium-doped fiber amplifiers are compared. Gain variations and noise figure penalties are shown for 980-and 1480-nm pump wavelength bands at different average inversion levels when the erbium coil temperature is cycled from -10 C to 80C. Experimental results demonstrate that the L-band exhibits greater temperature-dependent gain and noise figure excursions compared to the C-band. Furthermore, it is shown that the impact of erbium coil temperature in the L-band is comparatively less dependent upon pump wavelength.


Felton A. Flood, "Comparison of Temperature Dependence in C-Band and L-Band EDFAs," J. Lightwave Technol. 19, 527- (2001)

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