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15 February 1994 Optimization of the WDM coupler in EDFAs with 1480-nm pumping
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Proceedings Volume 2073, Fiber Laser Sources and Amplifiers V; (1994)
Event: Optical Tools for Manufacturing and Advanced Automation, 1993, Boston, MA, United States
The influence of the center wavelength of fused-taper WDM couplers for use in EDFAs with pumping around 1480 nm is investigated. This is done by computer simulations of the EDFA using measured coupler characteristics of three manufactured WDM couplers. It is shown that using a WDM coupler with a broadened channel spacing a higher bandwidth of the gain and the noise figure spectrum is obtained due to lower excess and insertion losses. In addition, the manufacturing process of these WDM couplers is highly reliable.
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Bernhard Deutsch, Matthias Moratzky, and Walter E. Heinlein "Optimization of the WDM coupler in EDFAs with 1480-nm pumping", Proc. SPIE 2073, Fiber Laser Sources and Amplifiers V, (15 February 1994);

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