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Dispersion-Compensating Fibers for Raman Applications

  • L. Grüner-Nielsen
  • Y. Qian
Part of the Springer Series in Optical Sciences book series (SSOS, volume 90/1)

Abstract

Dispersion-compensating fibers (DCF) are the most widely used technology for dispersion compensation. The idea to additionally use the DCF as a Raman gain medium was originally proposed by Hansen et al. in 1998 [1]. This was quickly followed by Emori et al., [2], who demonstrated a broadband lossless DCF using multiple-wavelength Raman pumping. DCF is a good Raman gain medium, due to a relatively high germanium doping level and a small effective area. Normally, a discrete Raman amplifier will contain several kilometers of fiber, adding extra dispersion to the system that must be handled in the overall dispersion management. Dispersion-compensating Raman amplifiers integrate two key functions, dispersion compensation and discrete Raman amplification, into a single component.

Keywords

Pump Power Dispersion Compensation Raman Gain Relative Intensity Noise Dispersion Slope 
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