A SIMPLE STRATEGY TO DESIGN BROADBAND LOW POWER CONSUMPTION DISTRIBUTED RAMAN AMPLIFIER
Keywords:Optical Communications, Raman Amplifiers, Raman Amplifier Optimization
In this work, a simple strategy to design wideband low power consumption Raman amplifiers is demonstrated for a three-pump configuration using a low water peak optical fiber. The approach is based on the introduction of a novel numerical measure, which quantifies and isolates pump-pump interaction contribution to gain profile and analyzes its correlation to amplifier minimum ripple. The method tailors the amplifier gain spectrum over 80nm bandwidth with a ripple smaller than 1dB, a gain on the order of 4dB for up to 75km fiber length, and a total pump power consumption smaller than 300mW
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