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Flexible single pump hybrid fiber amplifier for the S+C bands

Rocha, Ana M. ; Nogueira, R.N.

Optics Communications Vol. 320, Nº , pp. 105 - 108, June, 2014.

ISSN (print): 0030-4018
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Journal Impact Factor: 1,552 (in 2008)

Digital Object Identifier: 10.1016/j.optcom.2014.01.047

This work proposes optical amplification in the S+C bands using a hybrid optical fiber amplifier (HFA) that uses a single wavelength pump. Its configuration is based on an erbium doped amplifier (EDFA) to provide gain over the C band and a distributed Raman fiber amplifier (RFA) to attain gain over the S band. Moreover, the proposed amplifier uses standard commercially available fibers. The HFA was numerically characterized and its optimal configuration was calculated using optimization procedures based on genetic algorithms. A flexible HFA configuration was achieved allowing a span length up to 100km.