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Wideband and flat gain series erbium doped fiber amplifier using hybrid active fiber with backward pumping distribution technique

Alabbas, A. Al-Azzawi and Almukhtar, Aya A. and Hamida, Belal Ahmed and Das, Shyamal and Dhar, Anirban and Paul, Mukul Chandra and Ahmad, Harith and Harun, Sulaiman Wadi (2019) Wideband and flat gain series erbium doped fiber amplifier using hybrid active fiber with backward pumping distribution technique. Results in Physics, 13. pp. 1-6. ISSN 2211-3797

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Abstract

A modern wideband and flat gain erbium-doped fiber amplifier (EDFA) is suggested and accomplished, by employing a recently fabricated hafnia-bismuth-erbium doped fiber (HB-EDF) and zirconia-erbium doped fiber (Zr-EDF) as a hybrid active fiber. The performance of the proposed EDFA is examined in both forward and backward pumping schemes, using 0.5 m long HB-EDF and 4 m long Zr-EDF in series structure to fulfill a wideband amplification that cover C- and L-telecommunication bands, respectively. At the optimum laser diodes powers, the backward pumping amplifier attained a gain flatness of 14.6 dB with the maximum gain variation of ± 1.8 dB, throughout a wide bandwidth of 70 nm, that is from 1530 nm to 1600 nm. The noise figure fluctuates from 4.3 dB to 7.9 dB within the gain flatness band. Using the backward pumping distribution technique, the proposed amplifier demonstrates not only an efficient performance, but also a cost reduction since only one laser diode is utilized to pump two stages.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 7222/72713
Uncontrolled Keywords: Wideband optical amplifier, Backward pumping, Erbium-doped fiber amplifier
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK5101 Telecommunication. Including telegraphy, radio, radar, television
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Engineering
Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Depositing User: Belal Ahmed Hamida
Date Deposited: 19 Jun 2019 09:17
Last Modified: 19 Jun 2019 09:18
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/72713

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