C BAND ERBIUM DOPED FIBER AMPLIFIER AS A FLAT GAIN OPTICAL AMPLIFIER


YÜCEL M. , Goektas H. H.

IEEE 16th Signal Processing and Communications Applications Conference, Aydın, Turkey, 20 - 22 April 2008, pp.808-810 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume:
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/siu.2008.4632737
  • City: Aydın
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.808-810

Abstract

The most prevalent optical amplifier is Erbium doped fiber amplifiers (EDFA) that has a wavelength dependent non-flat gain spectrum. Many configurations are used to flatten the EDFA gain. In this study, the fluctuant at the output signal gain depending on the input signal power was examined and it is shown that a C band EDFA can be used as a flat gain amplifier without a gain flattening tool.