1 September 2005 Experimental investigation of gain transients in praseodymium-doped fluoride fiber amplifiers
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We experimentally analyze power excursions on a surviving data channel due to praseodymium-doped fluoride fiber amplifier (PDFFA) gain transients. These transients are a result of the equivalent time-varying power for adding or dropping up to 15 wavelength division multiplexed (WDM) signals from a 16-channel WDM system at 1310 nm. We find that power excursions for the surviving 10-Gbit/s data channel increase with an increase in the number of channels added or dropped from the system. Bit error rate (BER) measurements on the surviving channel indicate that a power penalty of up to 3.5 dB as compared to the steady-state condition results from a 15-channel add-drop event. These results provide indication of the applicability of PDFFA amplification to dynamic reconfigurable optical networks in future DWDM systems that incorporate wavelengths in the 1310-nm region.
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Nnake Nweke, Nnake Nweke, Robert J. Runser, Robert J. Runser, Scott R. McNown, Scott R. McNown, Jacob B. Khurgin, Jacob B. Khurgin, } "Experimental investigation of gain transients in praseodymium-doped fluoride fiber amplifiers," Optical Engineering 44(9), 095004 (1 September 2005). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.2047567 . Submission:
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