A Partial Double-Pass S-Band Erbium-Doped Fibre Amplifier

Harun, Sulaiman Wadi and Saat, Nor Kamilah and Ahmad, Harith (2005) A Partial Double-Pass S-Band Erbium-Doped Fibre Amplifier. Chinese Physics Letters, 22 (12). pp. 3080-3082. ISSN 0256-307X

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0256-307X/22/12/027

Abstract

An efficient and low noise short wavelength band erbium-doped fibre amplifier (S-band EDFA) is proposed and demonstrated using double-pass configuration. This amplifier provides a gain of 1500 nm signal as high as 26.9 dB, which is 9.6 dB higher than the two-stage single-pass amplifier. The corresponding noise figure obtained is 7.5 dB, which is of the same level as in the single-pass amplifier and more than 2 dB lower than the previously reported double-pass amplifier [IEICE Electron. Express 2 (2005) 182]. The gain enhancement is due to the double pass-propagation of the test signal in the second stage, which increases the effective erbium-doped fibre (EDF) length. The low noise is attributed to the optical circulator between EDFs, which prevents the backward amplified spontaneous emission from propagating into the input part of the amplifier. The proposed amplifier is expected to play an important role in the development of a practical S-band EDFA.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering (FOE)
Depositing User: Ms Rosnani Abd Wahab
Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2011 08:24
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2011 08:24
URI: http://shdl.mmu.edu.my/id/eprint/2164

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