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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 18 — Sep. 4, 2006
  • pp: 8054–8059

Dual-function remotely-pumped Erbium-doped fiber amplifier: Loss and dispersion compensator

A. W. Naji, M. S. Z. Abidin, M. H. Al-Mansoori, M. Z. Jamaludin, M. K. Abdullah, S. J. Iqbal, and M. A. Mahdi  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 18, pp. 8054-8059 (2006)

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An efficient Erbium-doped fiber amplifier configured in double-pass amplification scheme with chirped fiber Bragg grating as the reflector is presented in this paper. The proposed amplifier architecture is optimized and designed to work under consideration of low pump powers for remotely-pumped applications. The chirped fiber Bragg grating is used to reflect the amplified signal back to the Erbium-doped fiber and at the same time to compensate the effect of fiber dispersion. The proposed amplifier architecture is able to maintain gain of higher than 20 dB for small signals less than -23 dBm with 10 mW pump power only. The integrated function of loss and dispersion compensator in single black box is an attractive solution to be used as pre-amplifier.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(140.4480) Lasers and laser optics : Optical amplifiers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: June 20, 2006
Revised Manuscript: August 9, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: August 10, 2006
Published: September 1, 2006

A. W. Naji, M. S. Z Abidin, M. H. Al-Mansoori, M. Z. Jamaludin, M. K. Abdullah, S. J. Iqbal, and M. A. Mahdi, "Dual-function remotely-pumped Erbium-doped fiber amplifier: Loss and dispersion compensator," Opt. Express 14, 8054-8059 (2006)

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