We propose a method for controlling modal gain in a multimode Erbium-doped fiber amplifier (MM-EDFA) by tuning the mode content of a multimode pump. By adjusting the powers and orientation of input pump modes, modal dependent gain can be tuned over a large dynamic range. Performance impacts due to excitation of undesired pump modes, mode coupling and… (More)
While configuration management systems are generally regarded as useful, their deployment process is not well understood or documented. In this paper, we present a case study in configuration management tool deployment. We describe the motivating factors and both the technical considerations and the social issues involved in this process. Our discussion… (More)
Our computing environment consists of hundreds of UNIX and NT-based computers. We have a coherent UNIX software installation model that scales comfortably to hundreds of machines. We have spent a great deal of time in the last year learning to understand the software installation and support mechanisms for a similarly large NT infrastructure. In this paper,… (More)
The use of short lengths of large core phosphate glass fibre, doped with high concentrations of Er or Er:Yb represents an attractive route to achieving high power erbium doped fibre amplifiers (EDFAs) and lasers (EDFLs). With the aim of investigating the potential of achieving diffraction limited output from such large core fibres, we present experimental… (More)
In the UNIX community there is an overwhelming perception that NT is impossible to manage remotely and that NT administration doesn't scale. This was essentially true with earlier versions of the operating system. Even today, out of the box, NT is difficult to manage remotely. Many tools, however , now make remote management of NT not only possible, but… (More)
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