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  • Vol. 29, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 2011
  • pp: 1445–1452

Inhomogeneous Gain Saturation in EDF: Experiment and Modeling

Romain Peretti, Bernard Jacquier, David Boivin, Ekaterina Burov, and Anne-Marie Jurdyc

Journal of Lightwave Technology, Vol. 29, Issue 10, pp. 1445-1452 (2011)

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Erbium-Doped Fiber Amplifiers can present holes in spectral gain in Wavelength Division Multiplexing operation. The origin of this inhomogeneous saturation behavior is still a subject of controversy. In this paper we present both an experimental methods and a gain's model. Our experimental method allow us to measure the first homogeneous linewidth of the 1.5 $\mu$m erbium emission with gain spectral hole burning consistently with the other measurement in the literature and the model explains the differences observed in literature between GSHB and other measurement methods.

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Romain Peretti, Bernard Jacquier, David Boivin, Ekaterina Burov, and Anne-Marie Jurdyc, "Inhomogeneous Gain Saturation in EDF: Experiment and Modeling," J. Lightwave Technol. 29, 1445-1452 (2011)

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