7-11 July 2014
Africa/Johannesburg timezone
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Performance Comparison of SMF-Reach and SMF-RS Optical Fibres for Raman Amplification

8 Jul 2014, 17:10
1h 50m
D Ring ground level

D Ring ground level

Board: F.201
Poster Presentation Track F - Applied Physics Poster1

Speakers

Mr Enoch Rotich Kipnoo (Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University) Prof. Tim Gibbon (Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University)

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Fibre Raman amplifiers are currently being adopted in many long-haul systems due to their ability to offer longer amplification spans and high bandwidths. In this work, co- and counter pumping schemes have been analyzed experimentally. The pump and signal powers were maintained at 23 dBm and -10 dBm respectively throughout the experiment. Two fibre types, SMF-reach and SMF-RS each of length 25 km were considered. An on-off gain of 6.3 dB and 4.1 dB was achieved for co- and counter pumping schemes respectively for SMF-reach fibre. For a similar length of SMF-RS, an on-off gain of 4.8 dB and 3.9 dB for different pump configurations was obtained. Pump reflection power was noticed to vary inversely with gain. Therefore SMF-reach fibre is more suitable for Raman amplification in long-haul systems.

Level for award<br>&nbsp;(Hons, MSc, <br> &nbsp; PhD)?

MSc

Would you like to <br> submit a short paper <br> for the Conference <br> Proceedings (Yes / No)?

no

Main supervisor (name and email)<br>and his / her institution

Prof.Tim Gibbon,Tim.Gibbon@nmmu.ac.za,Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University,
Dr.Kennedy Muguro,University of Eldoret

Apply to be<br> considered for a student <br> &nbsp; award (Yes / No)?

yes

Primary author

Mr George Isoe (University of Eldoret)

Co-authors

Prof. Andrew Leitch (Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University) Dr David Waswa (University of Eldoret) Mr Enoch Rotich Kipnoo (Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University) Dr Kennedy Muguro (University of Eldoret) Prof. Tim Gibbon (Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University)

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