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Study of Raman Amplification with Low Cost Incoherent Pumps

Rocha, Ana M. ; Neto, B. ; André, P.S

Microwave and Optical Tech. Letters Vol. 50, Nº 2, pp. 301 - 303, February, 2008.

ISSN (print): 0895-2477
ISSN (online): 0895-2477

Journal Impact Factor: 0,743 (in 2008)

Digital Object Identifier: 10.1002/mop.23074

In this study, we report the implementation and analysis
of a Raman fiber amplifier based on low cost incoherent pumps. The amplifier performance was compared experimentally and theoretically, with a coherent pumping amplifier. A decrease of 0.03 dB/nm on the gain spectral tilt is achieved with the incoherent pumping amplifier, in co- and counter-pumping configurations using a SMF fiber.