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Thulium Doped Fiber Amplifier (TDFA) for S-band WDM Systems

DOI: 10.4236/ojapps.2012.24B002    2,492 Downloads   4,515 Views   Citations

ABSTRACT

A comprehensive numerical model based on solving rate equations of a thulium-doped silica-based fiber amplifier is evaluated. The pump power and thulium-doped fiber (TDF) length for single-pass Thulium-Doped Fiber Amplifiers (TDFA) are theoretically optimized to achieve the optimum Gain and Noise Figure (NF) at the center of S-band region. The 1064 nm pump is used to provide both ground-state and excited state absorptions for amplification in the S-band region. The theoretical result is in agreement with the published experimental result.

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El-Nahal, F. and Husein, A. (2012) Thulium Doped Fiber Amplifier (TDFA) for S-band WDM Systems. Open Journal of Applied Sciences, 2, 5-9. doi: 10.4236/ojapps.2012.24B002.

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