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Journal of Lightwave Technology


  • Vol. 20, Iss. 3 — Mar. 1, 2002
  • pp: 409–

On Distributed Raman Amplification for Ultrabroad-Band Long-Haul WDM Systems

Victor E. Perlin and Herbert G. Winful

Journal of Lightwave Technology, Vol. 20, Issue 3, pp. 409- (2002)

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We present an analysis and design method for multiwavelength pumped fiber Raman amplifiers for massive wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) systems with signal bandwidths of 10 to 12 THz and a very large number of channels. We solve self-consistently the optimal design problem for backward-pumped distributed Raman amplifiers with special gain profiles that compensate for the Raman tilt and wavelength-dependent fiber loss. We study the noise performance of these optimally designed amplifiers and address the issues of multispan amplification for long-haul transmission of such broadband signals.


Victor E. Perlin and Herbert G. Winful, "On Distributed Raman Amplification for Ultrabroad-Band Long-Haul WDM Systems," J. Lightwave Technol. 20, 409- (2002)

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  1. V. E. Perlin and H. G. Winful, "Optimal design of flat-gain wide-band fiber Raman amplifiers", J. Lightwave Technol., vol. 20, pp. 250-254, Feb. 2002.
  2. Y. Aoki, "Properties of fiber Raman amplifiers and their applicability to digital optical communication systems", J. Lightwave Technol., vol. 6, pp. 1225-1239, July 1988.

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