Two-color gain saturation in an InGaAsP near-traveling-wave optical amplifier

@inproceedings{Eisenstein1987TwocolorGS,
  title={Two-color gain saturation in an InGaAsP near-traveling-wave optical amplifier},
  author={G. Eisenstein and Katherine L. Hall and Robert M. Jopson and Gregory Raybon and Matthew S. Whalen},
  year={1987}
}
Optical amplifiers could be used in repeaters for wavelength-division- multiplexed (WDM) systems; however, the interaction between multiple signals in optical amplifiers is not well understood. Gain saturation In optical amplifiers is mediated by the carrier density.1,2 Thus the gain of one channel in a multiwavelength amplifier will be affected by the power present In other channels. This will cause crosstalk in amplitude-modulated systems. Similarly, changes in the index of refraction caused… CONTINUE READING