RIN transfer in 2nd-order distributed amplification with ultralong fiber lasers

Mercedes Alcón-Camas*, Juan Diego Añia-Castanón

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Abstract

We investigate numerically the effect of ultralong Raman laser fiber amplifier design parameters, such as span length, pumping distribution and grating reflectivity, on the RIN transfer from the pump to the transmitted signal. Comparison is provided to the performance of traditional second-order Raman amplified schemes, showing a relative performance penalty for ultralong laser systems that gets smaller as span length increases. We show that careful choice of system parameters can be used to partially offset such penalty.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)23569-23575
Number of pages7
JournalOptics Express
Volume18
Issue number23
Early online date26 Oct 2010
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 8 Nov 2010

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