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Precise Calibration for Optical Amplifier Noise Figure Measurement Using the RIN Subtraction Method

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Author(s)

Gregory E. Obarski

Abstract

Calibration with a relative intensity noise (RIN) standard significantly improves the RIN subtraction method for measuring the noise figure of an erbium-doped fiber amplifier (EDFA). The typical standard uncertainty in our measurement is {less than or equal to} 0.15 dB.
Proceedings Title
Tech. Dig., Optical Fiber Communication Conf. (OFC)
Volume
2
Conference Dates
March 23-28, 2003
Conference Location
Atlanta, GA

Keywords

noise figure, relative intensity noise (RIN) standard, RIN subtraction method

Citation

Obarski, G. (2003), Precise Calibration for Optical Amplifier Noise Figure Measurement Using the RIN Subtraction Method, Tech. Dig., Optical Fiber Communication Conf. (OFC), Atlanta, GA (Accessed May 29, 2024)

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Created March 28, 2003, Updated January 27, 2020