Virtually isotropic transmission media with fiber Raman amplifier

Sergey Sergeyev, Sergei Popov, Ari T. Friberg

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Abstract

We report a theoretical study and simulations of a novel fiber-spin tailoring technique to suppress the polarization impairments, namely polarization mode dispersion and polarization dependent gain (PDG), in fiber Raman amplifiers. Whereas use of depolarizer or multiplexing pump laser diodes with a final degree of pump polarization of 1% for periodically spun fiber results in PDG of about 0.3 dB, we demonstrate that application of just a two-section fiber (where the first part is short and has no spin, and the second one is periodically spun) can reduce the PDG to as low as below 0.1 dB.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1492-1497
Number of pages6
JournalIEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics
Volume46
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 17 Oct 2010

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