Abstract

Conventional dispersion compensation requires erbium-doped fiber amplifiers with high pump power to compensate for excess losses introduced by the dispersion-compensating fiber. We report and demonstrate an optimized single-pump amplifier configuration with a pump power penalty of less than 5% when integrated with a fiber Bragg grating dispersion compensator. The system is capable of compensating 100km of G.652 single-mode fiber.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

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