Performance improvement of broadband distributed Raman amplifier using bidirectional pumping with first and dual order forward pumps

Md A. Iqbal, Giuseppe R. Martella, Francesca Gallazzi, Mingming Tan, Paul Harper, Juan Diego Ania-Castañón

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Abstract

In this paper, a new bidirectional pumping scheme with dual order forward pumps is proposed. Performance is compared numerically with conventional bidirectional and backward only pumping schemes for a 70 nm bandwidth, 61.5 km distributed Raman amplifier. We demonstrate that it is possible to design a flat gain spectrum with improved noise figure and OSNR, as well as a low gain ripple (<1 dB).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 18th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON)
EditorsM. Ferrari, D. Dorosz, M. Marciniak
PublisherIEEE
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)978-1-5090-1467-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 25 Aug 2016
Event18th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks - Trento, Italy
Duration: 10 Jul 201614 Jul 2016

Publication series

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ISSN (Electronic)2161-2064

Conference

Conference18th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks
Abbreviated titleICTON 2016
CountryItaly
CityTrento
Period10/07/1614/07/16

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Keywords

  • bidirectional pumping
  • broadband Raman amplification
  • noise figure

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Iqbal, M. A., Martella, G. R., Gallazzi, F., Tan, M., Harper, P., & Ania-Castañón, J. D. (2016). Performance improvement of broadband distributed Raman amplifier using bidirectional pumping with first and dual order forward pumps. In M. Ferrari, D. Dorosz, & M. Marciniak (Eds.), 2016 18th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON) [Tu.P.30] IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICTON.2016.7550501