Optimization and fabrication of stitched long-period gratings for gain-flattening of ultra-wide band EDFAs

Aping Zhang, Xue Wen Chen, Jin Hua Yan, Zu Guang Guan, Sailing He, Hwayaw Tam

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Abstract

We present the optimization and fabrication of the stitched long-period fiber gratings (SLPGs) for gain flattening of an ultrawide-band erbium-doped fiber amplifier (EDFA). With an improved genetic algorithm, the gain spectrum of a practical EDFA with bandwidth of 80 nm is flattened within /spl plusmn/0.69 dB by an optimized SLPG. Furthermore, the SLPG is designed specially for a point-by-point grating writing technique. A superior control of the fabrication procedure of the designed SLPG has been demonstrated in the experiment.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2559 -2561
JournalIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
Volume17
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2005

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