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Review of erbium-doped fiber amplifier

Ahmed Wathik, Naji and Hamida, Belal Ahmed and Cheng, X. S. and Mahdi, Mohd Adzir and Harun, Sulaiman Wadi and Khan, Sheroz and Al-Khateeb, Wajdi Fawzi Mohammed and Zaidan, A. A. and Zaidan , B. B. and Ahmad, Harith (2011) Review of erbium-doped fiber amplifier. International Journal of the Physical Sciences, 6 (20). pp. 4674-4689. ISSN 1992-1950

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Data communication systems are increasingly employing optical fiber communication systems (OFCS) as the transmission paths for information. Various types of optical amplifiers have been developed in OFCS to amplify optical signals. In particular, the Erbium-doped fiber amplifier (EDFA) is one example of an optical fiber amplifier that is widely known for use in amplifying optical signals. The most significant points in any optical amplifier design are gain and noise figure (NF). They are closely related to each other. Low NF and high gain are the main features for optimum amplifier (Desurvire, 1987). On the other hand, the gain and NF have very strong impact with EDFA’s configurations. Therefore, changes in EDFA’s configuration play very important role during the designing of optical amplifier. The literature shows that there is no study that has been done to review the EDF configuration. Therefore, in this paper we are presenting an overview of most of the EDFA’s configurations that have been proposed in order to provide the researchers with a clear view of what has been done in this field.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5881/6389
Uncontrolled Keywords: Communication system, optical amplifier, EDFA configurations, noise figure, gain amplifier, rareearth doped fibers, atomic systems, EDFA’s position.
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Depositing User: Dr Ahmed Wathik Naji AL QAYSI
Date Deposited: 28 Oct 2011 15:08
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2015 12:03
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/6389

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