Raman Amplifiers for Telecommunications 1: Physical Principles

Hardcover | November 11, 2003

EditorMohammad N. Islam

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There has been a revived interest in Raman amplification due to the availability of high pump powers and improvements in small core size fibers. Two general categories of Raman amplifiers exist: distributed and discrete, also known as DRAs. They improve the noise figure and reduce the nonlinear penalty of the amplifier, allowing for longer amplifiers spans, higher bit rates, closer channel spacings, and operation near the zero dispersion wavelength. DRAs are already becoming commonplace in most long-haul networks. Consequently, Raman amplifiers should see a wide range of deployment in the next few years. This edited monograph is written by leading experts in this area and is the first book entirely devoted to Raman amplification. Three sections include extensive background on Raman physics, descriptions of sub-systems and modules utilizing Raman technology, and a review of current state-of-the-art systems. Technologies presented include applications for long-haul and ultra-long-haul submarine, terrestrial, soliton, and high-speed systems. This book will be a resource for scientists and optical engineers in optoelectronics, fiber optics, telecommunication, and optical networks.

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There has been a revived interest in Raman amplification due to the availability of high pump powers and improvements in small core size fibers. Two general categories of Raman amplifiers exist: distributed and discrete, also known as DRAs. They improve the noise figure and reduce the nonlinear penalty of the amplifier, allowing for lo...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:329 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.98 inPublished:November 11, 2003Publisher:Springer New YorkLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0387007512

ISBN - 13:9780387007519

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List of ContributorsForward by Dr. Robert W. Lucky Preface and Book Summary1. Overview of Raman Amplification in TelecommunicationsMohammed N. IslamSection A.  Physics2. Fundamentals of Raman Amplification in FibersR. H. Stolen3. Time-division Multiplexing of Pump WavelengthsA. R. Grant, L.F. Mollenauer 4. Linear Noise CharacteristicsC.R.S. Fludger5. Pump Laser Diodes and WDM PumpingShu Namiki, Naoki Tsukiji, and Yoshihiro Emori6. Dispersion Compensating Fibers for Raman ApplicationsL. Gruner-Nielsen and Y. Qian7. New Raman FibersEvgeny M. Dianov8. Noise due to Fast Gain DynamicsC.R.S. Fludger9. Forward, Bidirectional and Higher-Order Raman AmplificationStojan RadicSection B.  Sub-Systems & Modules10. S-Band Raman AmplifiersMohammed N. Islam11. Raman Fiber LasersC. Headley, M. Mermelstein and J. C. Bouteiller, 12. Distributed Raman Transmission:  Applications and Fiber IssuesAlan Evans, Andrey Kobyakov and Michael Vasilyev13. Hybrid EDFA/Raman AmplifiersHiroji Masuda14. Wideband Raman AmplifiersMohammed N. Islam, Carl DeWilde and Amos KuditcherSection C.  Systems Design & Experiments15. Multiple Path Interference and its Impact on System DesignJ. Bromage, P.J. Winzer and R.-J. Essiambre16. Raman Impairments in WDM SystemsP.M. Krummrich17. Ultra-Long-Haul Submarine and Terrestrial ApplicationsHoward Kidorf, Morton Nissov and Dmitri Foursa18. Ultra-long-haul, dense WDM using Dispersion-Managed Solitons in an all-Raman SystemLinn F. Mollenauer19. 40Gb/s Raman-Amplified Transmission L. Nelson and B. Zhu