We propose and evaluate through extensive numerical modelling a novel distributed hybrid amplification scheme combining first and second-order Raman pumping which gives reduced signal power excursion over a wide spatial-spectral range of 60 km × 80 nm in C + L-bands.
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Funding: EPSRC project UNLOC (EP/J017582/1) and the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation (14.B25.31.0003).