Noise and gain optimisation in bi-directionally pumped dispersion compensating amplifier modules

@inproceedings{AniaCastan2003NoiseAG,
  title={Noise and gain optimisation in bi-directionally pumped dispersion compensating amplifier modules},
  author={J. D. Ania-Casta{\~n}{\'o}n and Sergei K. Turitsyn},
  year={2003}
}
We perform optimisation of bi-directionally pumped dispersion compensating Raman amplifier modules. Optimal forward and backward pump powers for basic configurations using different commercially available fibers are presented for both single- and multi-channel systems. Optical signal-to-noise ratio improvement of up to 8 dB is achieved as a result of optimisation. © 2003 Published by Elsevier B.V.