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Journal of Optical Communications and Networking

  • Editors: K. Bergman and O. Gerstel
  • Vol. 4, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 2012
  • pp: 595–602

Weighted Undepleted Pump Model for Broadband Counter-Pumped Raman Fiber Amplifiers

João M. Ferreira, Rogério Nogueira, Paulo Monteiro, and Armando N. Pinto  »View Author Affiliations

Journal of Optical Communications and Networking, Vol. 4, Issue 8, pp. 595-602 (2012)

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We develop a low complexity computational model for the gain profile and amplified spontaneous emission noise for broadband counter-pumped Raman fiber amplifiers. The proposed model is based on two adjustment parameters used to account for the interactions between the pumps. The obtained results show a good agreement between experimental measurements and detailed numerical simulations, for different combinations of pump wavelengths and pump powers, with a processing time several times lower than the time taken by a detailed numerical model.

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OCIS Codes
(290.5860) Scattering : Scattering, Raman
(060.4256) Fiber optics and optical communications : Networks, network optimization
(230.4480) Optical devices : Optical amplifiers

ToC Category:
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Original Manuscript: November 22, 2011
Revised Manuscript: June 14, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: June 20, 2012
Published: July 17, 2012

João M. Ferreira, Rogério Nogueira, Paulo Monteiro, and Armando N. Pinto, "Weighted Undepleted Pump Model for Broadband Counter-Pumped Raman Fiber Amplifiers," J. Opt. Commun. Netw. 4, 595-602 (2012)

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