Abstract

We report here a broadband, lossless, dispersion-compensating asymmetrical twin-core fiber design with flat-gain Raman amplification that uses a single pump. Simulations show that broadband Raman amplification, with ±0.1-dB gain ripple, is achievable over a 31–nm bandwidth (1504-1535 nm) by use of a single pump. Amplifier characteristics have been modeled, with the effects of wavelength-dependent splice and background attenuation loss taken into account. The fiber also has a high negative-dispersion coefficient [−230 to −330 ps/(km nm)] over the operating wavelength range and, hence, only 12.5 km of this fiber can compensate for an accumulated dispersion of 240 km of standard transmission fiber. The device is thus proposed as a lossless dispersion-compensating module wherein lossless operation is achieved by use of inherently gain-flattened Raman amplification.

© 2005 Optical Society of America

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