Performance characterization of high gain, high output power and low noise cascaded broadband discrete Raman amplifiers

Md Asif Iqbal, Mingming Tan, Lukasz Krzczanowicz, Pavel Skvortcov, Atalla El-Taher, Ian D. Philips, Wladek Forysiak, Juan Diego Ania-Castanon, Paul Harper

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Abstract

In this paper, gain, noise and nonlinear performance characterization of cascaded broadband discrete Raman amplifiers with different gain fibre combinations is presented. We numerically demonstrate the design of a backward-pumped cascaded dual stage broadband (∼70 nm) discrete Raman amplifier with high gain (∼19 dB), low noise (∼ 6 dB noise figure) and lower nonlinear penalty by optimizing two different types of gain fibres.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICTON 2017 - 19th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks
PublisherIEEE
ISBN (Electronic)9781538608586
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 4 Sep 2017
Event19th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, ICTON 2017 - Girona, Catalonia, Spain
Duration: 2 Jul 20176 Jul 2017

Conference

Conference19th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, ICTON 2017
CountrySpain
CityGirona, Catalonia
Period2/07/176/07/17

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Funding: EU FP7 ITN programme ICONE (No. 608099)

Keywords

  • discrete Raman amplifier
  • noise figure
  • nonlinear phase shift

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Iqbal, M. A., Tan, M., Krzczanowicz, L., Skvortcov, P., El-Taher, A., Philips, I. D., Forysiak, W., Ania-Castanon, J. D., & Harper, P. (2017). Performance characterization of high gain, high output power and low noise cascaded broadband discrete Raman amplifiers. In ICTON 2017 - 19th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks [8025082] IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICTON.2017.8025082