Al-Azzawi, Alabbas A and Almukhtar, Aya A and Dhar, Anirban and Paul, Mukul Chandra and Ahmad, Harith and Altuncu, Ahmet and Apsari, Retna and Harun, Sulaiman Wadi (2020) Gain-flattened hybrid EDFA operating in C plus L band with parallel pumping distribution technique. IET Optoelectronics, 14 (6). pp. 447-451. ISSN 1751-8768

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A novel C + L band hybrid erbium-doped fibre amplifier (EDFA) using a two-stage configuration was proposed and demonstrated experimentally. The amplifier is composed of a 0.5-m long hafnium bismuth erbium co-doped fibre (EDF) to provide gain within the C-band and a 4-m long zirconia-based EDF to provide gain within the L-band. The proposed amplifier was examined based on the multi-wavelength input source. A parallel pumping distribution technique was used to mitigate the amplifier complexity. The C + L band amplifier achieved a gain flattening of over 55 nm bandwidth for the three levels of the input powers. A gain-flattening of roughly 10.9, 15.5, and 19.2 dB were obtained, respectively, for the input signal powers of -5, -10, and -15 dBm. An average noise figure of 6.4, 5.4, and 4.7 dB was achieved, respectively, for the input signal powers of -5, -10, and -15 dBm.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Processing Science
Divisions: Fiber Optics and Photonics
Depositing User: Bidhan Chaudhuri
Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2021 11:04
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2021 11:04

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