Optical Society (The) (OSA) - Simple Broadband Bismuth Doped Fiber Amplifier (BDFA) to Extend O-Band Transmission Reach and Capacity

2019 Optical Fiber Communications Conference and Exhibition (OFC)

Author(s): V. Mikhailov ; M. A. Melkumov ; D. Inniss ; A. M. Khegai ; K. E. Riumkin ; S. V. Firstov ; F. V. Afanasiev ; M. F. Yan ; Y. Sun ; J. Luo ; G. S. Puc ; S. D. Shenk ; R. S. Windeler ; P. S. Westbrook ; R. L. Lingle ; E. M. Dianov ; D. J. DiGiovanni
Publisher: Optical Society (The) (OSA)
Publication Date: 1 March 2019
Conference Location: San Diego, CA, USA, USA
Conference Date: 3 March 2019
Page(s): 1 - 3
ISBN (Electronic): 978-1-943580-53-8

We developed a simple silica-based BDFA with 80nm 6-dB gain-bandwidth flexibly centred within 1305-1325nm, and parameters comparable to EDFAs. The amplifier can extend 400GBASE-LR8 transmission... View More