Relative intensity noise transfer in higher-order distributed amplification through ultra-long fiber cavities

Mercedes Alcón-Camas*, Juan Diego Ania-Castañón

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPhotonics North 2010
EditorsHenry P. Schriemer, Rafael N. Kleiman
Place of PublicationBellingham, WA (US)
PublisherSPIE
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)978-0-8194-8241-9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 22 Sep 2010
EventPhotonics North 2010 - Niagara Falls, ON, Canada
Duration: 1 Jun 20103 Jun 2010

Publication series

NameSPIE Proceedings
PublisherSPIE
Volume7750
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)2410-9045

Conference

ConferencePhotonics North 2010
CountryCanada
CityNiagara Falls, ON
Period1/06/103/06/10

Bibliographical note

Mercedes 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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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.872861

Keywords

  • optical communications
  • Raman amplification
  • RIN transfer
  • ultra-long Raman fiber lasers

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