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Performance analysis of linear optical amplifiers in dynamic WDM systems

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5 Author(s)
Tangdiongga, E. ; COBRA Res. Inst., Eindhoven Univ. of Technol., Netherlands ; Crijns, J.J.J. ; Spiekman, L.H. ; van den Hoven, G.N.
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We demonstrate the performance of linear optical amplifiers (LOAs) in a dynamic and reconfigurable wavelength-division-multiplexing (WDM) system. Eight WDM channels, each channel running at 10 Gb/s, are transmitted through two cascaded LOAs. Power transient immune add-drop capability is demonstrated by switching four of the eight channels at rates of 10-100 kHz without affecting the bit-error-rate (BER) or eye pattern. The same WDM system trial using erbium-doped fiber amplifiers instead of LOAs shows identical BER performance for the eight-channel case, but deteriorated eye patterns and bit error penalties for the channel ADD-DROP configuration.

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Photonics Technology Letters, IEEE  (Volume:14 ,  Issue: 8 )