Expansion of FDM/WDM star networks using high-power erbium-doped fiber amplifiers

Mansour I. Irshid, Mohsen Kavehrad

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    Abstract

    In this paper, we propose a novel method for expanding the size of FDM/WDM passive star networks using high-power erbium-doped fiber amplifiers (EDF). In contrast to other proposed methods where each receiver would require its own EDF amplifier, the proposed method requires few amplifiers located at the central hub of the star network. The size of the network can be increased by m times using m narrowband EDF amplifiers with a sufficient level of output saturation power. Moreover, the optical amplifier bandwidth requirements are less stringent compared to those of other known methods. An additional advantage of our method is that existing networks can be expanded or interconnected requiring minor modifications.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)114-119
    Number of pages6
    JournalJournal of Optical Communications
    Volume14
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Jan 1 1993

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
    • Condensed Matter Physics
    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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