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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 23 — Nov. 8, 2010
  • pp: 23569–23575

RIN transfer in 2nd-order distributed amplification with ultralong fiber lasers

Mercedes Alcón-Camas and Juan Diego Ania-Castañón  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 23, pp. 23569-23575 (2010)

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We investigate numerically the effect of ultralong Raman laser fiber amplifier design parameters, such as span length, pumping distribution and grating reflectivity, on the RIN transfer from the pump to the transmitted signal. Comparison is provided to the performance of traditional second-order Raman amplified schemes, showing a relative performance penalty for ultralong laser systems that gets smaller as span length increases. We show that careful choice of system parameters can be used to partially offset such penalty.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(250.4480) Optoelectronics : Optical amplifiers
(060.3510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Lasers, fiber

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: August 19, 2010
Revised Manuscript: October 9, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: October 10, 2010
Published: October 26, 2010

Mercedes Alcón-Camas and Juan Diego Ania-Castañón, "RIN transfer in 2nd-order distributed amplification with ultralong fiber lasers," Opt. Express 18, 23569-23575 (2010)

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