Modeling of Wide-Band Optical Signal Amplification in an EDFA Network Using Tunable Tap


  • Ricky Anthony Heritage Institute of Technology, Kolkata
  • Mousami Biswas Heritage Institute of Technology, Kolkata
  • Somnath Pain Heritage Institute of Technology, Kolkata
  • Rini Lahiri National Institute of Technology-Nagaland
  • Sambhunath Biswas Heritage Institute of Technology, Kolkata



Optical amplification in C and L band region with wave division multiplexing can provide over 160 channels. The paper provides simulation studies of such a wideband erbium doped fiber amplifier which utilizes a tunable tap at the TLS source end. This isolates and provides two parallel channels for simultaneous amplification in both C and L band. Such a configuration has shown to provide a gain well over 20dB from 1525-1615nm bandwidth with average noise figure of 10dB (approx.). Gain saturation effects beyond -20dBm/channel signal level and, gain spectra at different pump powers and amplifier lengths have also been studied.

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R. Anthony, M. Biswas, S. Pain, R. Lahiri, and S. Biswas, “Modeling of Wide-Band Optical Signal Amplification in an EDFA Network Using Tunable Tap”, Photonics Lett. Pol., vol. 4, no. 4, pp. pp. 158–160, Dec. 2012.