Experimental comparison of two pump control schemes for suppressing transient gain excursions in EDFA's

Mladen Males, Antonio Cantoni

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    Abstract

    Experimental results of a comparative study of two closed-loop systems for suppressing transient gain excursions in an erbium-doped fibre amplifier (EDFA) are presented. One of these systems is referred to as the closed-loop system with the additive pump-control block and the other system is referred to as the closed-loop system with the multiplicative pump-control block. In the experimental results, it is observed that the input pump power needs to be clipped only in the closed-loop system with the additive pump-control block. The pump power clipping is required, as the controller is requesting a negative pump power. In the experimental results, the pump power clipping in the closed-loop system with the additive pump-control block is observed to have a negative side effect in the form of large transient EDFA gain excursions. Thus, the closed-loop system with the multiplicative pump-control block can offer significant advantages over the closed-loop system with the additive pump-control block for suppressing the transient EDFA gain excursions.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number60211D
    JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
    Volume6021 I
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2005
    EventOptical Transmission, Switching, and Subsystems III - Shanghai, China
    Duration: 7 Nov 200510 Nov 2005

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