[OPTICAL REVIEW Vol. 17, No. 3 (2010) 100-102]
© 2010 The Japan Society of Applied Physics

High-Gain and Low-Noise-Figure Erbium-Doped Fiber Amplifier Employing Dual Stage Quadruple Pass Technique

Belloui BOUZID*

King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM), Hafr Al-batin Community College (HBCC), P. O. Box 1803, Hafer Al-batin 31991 Saudi Arabia

(Received May 17, 2009; Accepted February 15, 2010)

A high-gain and low-noise-figure (NF) erbium-doped fiber amplifier (EDFA) was demonstrated utilizing a new technique called the dual-stage quadruple pass (DSQP) with filters. An efficient amplification occurs at the signal wavelength of 1550 nm when it travels along the DSQP amplifier. The highest gain of 62.56 dB with a low noise figure of 3.98 dB was achieved for an input signal power of -50 dBm and pump powers of 10 and 165 mW in the second and first stage amplifiers respectively.

Key words: EDFA, gain, dual stage quadruple pass (DSQP)

*E-mail address: Bouzid@hbcc.edu.sa