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Remotely pumped optical distribution networks: a distributed amplifier model

Mookherjea, Shayan (2001) Remotely pumped optical distribution networks: a distributed amplifier model. Journal of Lightwave Technology, 19 (7). pp. 926-932. ISSN 0733-8724. doi:10.1109/50.933286.

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Optical distribution networks using remotely pumped erbium-doped fiber amplifiers (EDFAs) with a single pump source at the head end can conveniently provide signal gain without adding to the power-consumption cost and management complexity of having multiple locally pumped EDFAs in densely populated metropolitan areas. We introduce an analytical model for understanding the basic physical foundations of remotely pumped network design and for analyzing the number of users that can be supported using such a remote-pumping scheme.

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Additional Information:© Copyright 2001 IEEE. Reprinted with permission. Manuscript received June 12, 2000; revised March 6, 2001. The work at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) was supported by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency under the ONRAMP consortium which partners MIT, MIT/LL, AT&T, Cabletron, and JDS/Uniphase. This work was also supported by the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT during the academic year 1999–2000. This work is based on the thesis submitted by the author in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of master of science in electrical engineering and computer science at MIT, June 2000. The author would like to thank Prof. V. W. S. Chan and S. Parikh of the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems and Dr. S. R. Chinn of the Lincoln Laboratory at MIT for helpful comments and useful discussions.
Subject Keywords:Communication systems, erbium-doped fiber amplifiers (EDFAs), optical fiber communication
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Deposited On:29 Sep 2006
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