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Impact of Transient Response of Optical Amplifiers Operating with Burst Traffic

Neto, B. ; Reis, C. ; Rocha, Ana M. ; Incerti, G. I. ; Wada, N. ; Tosi-Beleffi, G. ; Forin, D. ; Teixeira, A. ; André, P.S

Impact of Transient Response of Optical Amplifiers Operating with Burst Traffic, Proc Conf. on Telecommunications - ConfTele, Santa Maria da Feira, Portugal, Vol. -, pp. 367 - 369, May, 2009.

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Abstract
In this paper, the transience of optical amplifiers
(Raman and EDFA) at 10 Gbit/s burst transmission is assessed. For a set of two saturated EDFA over 50 km of standard single mode fiber (SSMF), the transience was clearly observable in the packet envelope but almost negligible for Raman amplifiers. Quantitative results were also obtained for Raman amplification over two spans 29425 m and 28816 m of SSMF. The results pointed out that Raman amplification is more suitable for operating in bursty traffic than EDFA.