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

Alcón-Camas, Mercedes and Añia-Castanón, Juan Diego (2010). RIN transfer in 2nd-order distributed amplification with ultralong fiber lasers. Optics Express, 18 (23), pp. 23569-23575.

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.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.023569
Divisions: Engineering & Applied Sciences
Uncontrolled Keywords: Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
Published Date: 2010-11-08

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