Efficient Pumping Scheme for Amplifier Arrays with Shared Pump Laser

Conference: ECOC 2016 - 42nd European Conference on Optical Communication
09/18/2016 - 09/22/2016 at Düsseldorf, Deutschland

Proceedings: ECOC 2016

Pages: 3Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Gnauck, Alan H.; Winzer, Peter J.; Jopson, Robert M.; Burrows, Ellsworth C. (Nokia Bell Labs, Holmdel, NJ 07733, USA)

We propose and demonstrate a power-efficient pump-sharing scheme for optical amplifier arrays. Pump power emerging from amplifiers is re-used, which is more efficient than simply power-splitting a single pump. The efficiency rises for amplifiers operating in an unsaturated regime.