Value analysis of Raman amplification in 40-Gbit/s optical networks using dispersion-managed fiber

Leo Nederlof, Yihong Mauro, Andrey Kobyakov, Aleksandra Boskovic, John Mauro

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We present an analytical model for performance of a transmission system in which Raman amplification is employed. We perform a network value analysis on the basis of that model and show that use of Raman amplification in 40-Gbit/s dispersion-managed systems can realize a savings in capital expenditure of ∼20% compared with erbium-doped fiber amplifiers for a full network build of a large U.S. carrier.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)38-44
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Optical Networking
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2005


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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