A Comparative Analysis of Optical Amplifiers in Optical Networks

The IUP Journal of Telecommunications, Vol. VI, No. 4, November 2014, pp. 47-59

Posted: 2 Jul 2017

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Himanshi Saini

D.C.R University of Science and Technology

Priya Dahiya

D.C.R University of Science and Technology

Amit Garg

Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad

Date Written: July 29, 2015

Abstract

It is known that optical amplifiers are deployed in optical networks in order to maintain the required level of system performance over longer transmission range. In this paper, performance comparison of different optical amplifiers and their combinations known as hybrid amplifiers were investigated in 16 channel Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM system. Combining the advantages of different amplifiers allows simultaneous high gain for wider bandwidth and the ability to provide gain at any wavelength. To compare the results, performance metrics such as Bit Error Rate (BER), quality factor, eye opening, gain and noise figure of the system were analyzed. It was observed that hybrid amplifiers provide better result for DWDM-based transmission systems.

Keywords: Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM), Distributed Raman Amplifier (DRA), Erbium Doped Fiber Amplifier (EDFA), Semiconductor Optical Amplifier (SOA), Hybrid amplifiers

Suggested Citation

Saini, Himanshi and Dahiya, Priya and Garg, Amit, A Comparative Analysis of Optical Amplifiers in Optical Networks (July 29, 2015). The IUP Journal of Telecommunications, Vol. VI, No. 4, November 2014, pp. 47-59, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2637335

Himanshi Saini (Contact Author)

D.C.R University of Science and Technology ( email )

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Priya Dahiya

D.C.R University of Science and Technology ( email )

50th K.M. Stone
N.H. 1,
Haryana, 131039
India

Amit Garg

Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad ( email )

Vastrapur
Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380 015
India

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