Fiber transmission penalties due to EDFA power transients resulting from fiber nonlinearity and ASE noise in add/drop multiplexed WDM networks

M. I. Hayee, A. E. Willner

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Abstract

We analyze fiber transmission penalties due to erbium-doped fiber amplifier (EDFA) power transients that result from fiber nonlinearity and ASE noise in a chain of 10-20 EDFAs with as many as 32 wavelength-division multiplexing (WDM) channels. We find due to worst case power transients: (i) system performance is severely degraded (up to few 10s of dB) both in single-mode fiber and dispersion-shifted fiber, (ii) the SNR can be reduced up to 8 dB in a 32-channel system, and (iii) a control channel to suppress power/SNR transients may impose an additional few dBs, which increases with the bit rate.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOFC/IOOC 1999 - Optical Fiber Communication Conference and the International Conference on Integrated Optics and Optical Fiber Communication
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages307-309
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)155752582X, 9781557525826
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999
Event1999 Optical Fiber Communication Conference and the International Conference on Integrated Optics and Optical Fiber Communication, OFC/IOOC 1999 - San Diego, United States
Duration: Feb 21 1999Feb 26 1999

Publication series

NameOFC/IOOC 1999 - Optical Fiber Communication Conference and the International Conference on Integrated Optics and Optical Fiber Communication
Volume3

Other

Other1999 Optical Fiber Communication Conference and the International Conference on Integrated Optics and Optical Fiber Communication, OFC/IOOC 1999
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego
Period2/21/992/26/99

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