RIN reduction technique for dual order forward pumped distributed Raman amplification

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Abstract

Dual order bidirectional Raman amplification are preferred over first order counterpart due to their lower signal power variation (SPV) and consequently superior optical signal to noise ratio (OSNR) performance. These benefits are counteracted by the disadvantage of relative intensity noise (RIN) transfer from forward pumps to signal. In this work, we demonstrate a forward pumping scheme which uses a broadband 1st order seed and 2nd order bidirectional pumping. This configuration performs better than other conventional 1st order forward pumped schemes, reducing the signal RIN to a level comparable with backward only pumping.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO_Europe 2017
PublisherOptical Society of America
VolumePart F82-CLEO_Europe 2017
ISBN (Electronic)9781557528209
Publication statusPublished - 29 Jul 2017
EventThe European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO_Europe 2017 - Munich, Germany
Duration: 25 Jun 201729 Jun 2017

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ConferenceThe European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO_Europe 2017
CountryGermany
CityMunich
Period25/06/1729/06/17

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Iqbal, M. A., Tan, M., & Harper, P. (2017). RIN reduction technique for dual order forward pumped distributed Raman amplification. In The European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO_Europe 2017 (Vol. Part F82-CLEO_Europe 2017). Optical Society of America.