Optical Society (The) (OSA) - Coupled 7-Core Erbium Doped Fiber Amplifier and Its Characterization

2019 Optical Fiber Communications Conference and Exhibition (OFC)

Author(s): Takafumi Ohtsuka ; Masato Tanaka ; Hirotaka Sakuma ; Takemi Hasegawa ; Tetsuya Hayashi ; Hedehisa Tazawa
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 demonstrate a coupled 7-core erbium-doped-fiber amplifier (EDFA) with the gain of higher than 15 dB and noise figure (NF) of 4.5 to 5.2 dB. The NF is lower than the previously reported... View More