Among the different possible amplification solutions offered by Raman scattering in optical fibers, ultra-long Raman lasers are particularly promising as they can provide quasi-losless second order amplification with reduced complexity, displaying excellent potential in the design of low-noise long-distance communication systems. Still, some of their advantages can be partially offset by the transfer of relative intensity noise from the pump sources and cavity-generated Stokes to the transmitted signal. In this paper we study the effect of ultra-long cavity design (length, pumping, grating reflectivity) on the transfer of RIN to the signal, demonstrating how the impact of noise can be greatly reduced by carefully choosing appropriate cavity parameters depending on the intended application of the system.
|Title of host publication||Photonics North 2010|
|Editors||Henry P. Schriemer, Rafael N. Kleiman|
|Place of Publication||Bellingham, WA (US)|
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - 22 Sep 2010|
|Event||Photonics North 2010 - Niagara Falls, ON, Canada|
Duration: 1 Jun 2010 → 3 Jun 2010
|Conference||Photonics North 2010|
|City||Niagara Falls, ON|
|Period||1/06/10 → 3/06/10|
Bibliographical noteMercedes Alcón-Camas and Juan Diego Ania-Castañón, "Relative intensity noise transfer in higher-order distributed amplification through ultra-long fiber cavities", Proc. SPIE 7750, Photonics North 2010, 775017 (September 22, 2010).
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- optical communications
- Raman amplification
- RIN transfer
- ultra-long Raman fiber lasers