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Author Ennser, K. ♦ Rogowski, T. ♦ Sacchi, G. ♦ Ibsen, M. ♦ Quargnolo, O. ♦ Shmulovich, J. ♦ della Valle, G. ♦ Taccheo, S.
Sponsorship Gov. of Catalonia ♦ Minist. of Univ., Res. and Inf. Soc. ♦ Telefonica ♦ i2cat Found. - Res. and Innovation in the Internet Area
Source IEEE Xplore Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2005
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Technology ♦ Engineering & allied operations ♦ Applied physics
Subject Keyword WDM networks ♦ Optical noise ♦ Optical variables control ♦ Stimulated emission ♦ Clamps ♦ Optical amplifiers ♦ Power amplifiers ♦ Costs ♦ Gain control ♦ Optical fiber networks
Abstract A main concern in a reconfigurable WDM networks is to control the amplifier power transients caused by channel reconfiguration or even network failure/recovery. A simple and low cost solution is to use optical gain clamping (OGC) technique. We present efficient OGC-amplifier configuration with variable gain control insensitive to transients. We show experimental results on a new optical-gain-clamping solution where the whole ring network acts as a laser cavity. We demonstrate that recirculating amplified-spontaneous-emission noise may clamp the network gain. The spectral-hole-burning (SHB) offset limitation is also addressed. In addition we describe a recent transparent network testbed based on OGC-EDWA that outperforms the standard OGC-EDFA and suppresses SHB offset.
Description Author affiliation: Nat. Lab. of Photonic Networks, CNIT, Pisa, Italy (Ennser, K.; Rogowski, T.; Sacchi, G.; Ibsen, M.; Quargnolo, O.; Shmulovich, J.; della Valle, G.; Taccheo, S.)
ISBN 0780392361
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research ♦ Reading
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2005-07-07
Publisher Place Spain
Rights Holder Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
Size (in Bytes) 377.56 kB
Page Count 6
Starting Page 309
Ending Page 314

Source: IEEE Xplore Digital Library