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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 19 — Sep. 13, 2010
  • pp: 19983–19993

Broadband amplification of high power 40 Gb/s channels using multimode Er-Yb doped fiber

Raja Ahmad, Stephane Chatigny, and Martin Rochette  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 19, pp. 19983-19993 (2010)

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Broadband amplification of several high power communication channels is demonstrated using a multimode Erbium-Ytterbium doped fiber (EYDF) amplifier. The multimode feature of this amplifier aims at simultaneously enabling wide gain bandwidth and high output power. The amplifier provides a gain bandwidth spanning over the 1535.0 nm-1565.8 nm band. The amplifier also provides a high output power of >30.2 dBm, with ± 2.4 dB natural gain flatness over the bandwidth of interest. The performance of the amplifier is assessed in a 40 Gb/s WDM system, featuring no trace of modal dispersion in the eye diagram and a low power penalty (< 0.4 dB) on the bit error ratio (BER).

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OCIS Codes
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(060.2410) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, erbium
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: July 6, 2010
Revised Manuscript: August 17, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: August 21, 2010
Published: September 3, 2010

Raja Ahmad, Stephane Chatigny, and Martin Rochette, "Broadband amplification of high power 40 Gb/s channels using multimode Er-Yb doped fiber," Opt. Express 18, 19983-19993 (2010)

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