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Opt Express. 2010 Nov 8;18(23):23569-75. doi: 10.1364/OE.18.023569.

RIN transfer in 2nd-order distributed amplification with ultralong fiber lasers.

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Photonics Research Group, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University, Aston Triangle, Birmingham, B4 7ET, UK.


We investigate numerically the effect of ultralong Raman laser fiber amplifier design parameters, such as span length, pumping distribution and grating reflectivity, on the RIN transfer from the pump to the transmitted signal. Comparison is provided to the performance of traditional second-order Raman amplified schemes, showing a relative performance penalty for ultralong laser systems that gets smaller as span length increases. We show that careful choice of system parameters can be used to partially offset such penalty.


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