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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 7 — Apr. 3, 2006
  • pp: 2589–2595

An automatic step adjustment method for average power analysis technique used in fiber amplifiers

Xue-Ming Liu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 7, pp. 2589-2595 (2006)

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An automatic step adjustment (ASA) method for average power analysis (APA) technique used in fiber amplifiers is proposed in this paper for the first time. In comparison with the traditional APA technique, the proposed method has suggested two unique merits such as a higher order accuracy and an ASA mechanism, so that it can significantly shorten the computing time and improve the solution accuracy. A test example demonstrates that, by comparing to the APA technique, the proposed method increases the computing speed by more than a hundredfold under the same errors. By computing the model equations of erbium-doped fiber amplifiers, the numerical results show that our method can improve the solution accuracy by over two orders of magnitude at the same amplifying section number. The proposed method has the capacity to rapidly and effectively compute the model equations of fiber Raman amplifiers and semiconductor lasers.

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OCIS Codes
(000.4430) General : Numerical approximation and analysis
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(060.2410) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, erbium

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: December 19, 2005
Revised Manuscript: March 13, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: March 23, 2006
Published: April 3, 2006

Xue-Ming Liu, "An automatic step adjustment method for average power analysis technique used in fiber amplifiers," Opt. Express 14, 2589-2595 (2006)

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