Transient analysis of erbium-doped fiber amplifiers

K. Y. Ko, M. S. Demokan, Hwa Yaw Tam

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The transient response of an erbium-doped fiber amplifier (EDFA) pumped at 1.48 μm, taking into account the gain-saturation effects due to the amplified spontaneous emission (ASE), is studied theoretically and experimentally. The theoretical model is used to predict the gain saturation and recovery times of an EDFA and its effects to the amplification of optical pulses.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1436-1438
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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