optical amplifier

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optical amplifier

n.
An amplifier that increases the strength of an optical signal transmitted through optical fibers.
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Contract notice: high performance fiber amplifier with compressor
Simulation and Experimental Validation of Gain Saturation in Raman Fiber Amplifier," in 3rd International Conference on Photonics, Penang, pp: 27-29.
To make use of this great bandwidth, dense wavelength division multiplexing DWDM is used , but each type of optical fiber amplifier has different bandwidth.
Photronic Devices has introduced the LCON Series of high-speed laser controllers with applications for optical systems, optical amplifiers, dedicated laser control and laser/optical fiber amplifier test.
The transfer standard is an erbium-doped fiber amplifier that is coupled to a linear polarizer and a narrow-band optical filter centered in the 1550 nm wavelength range.
Many nonlinear effects could be used for optical amplification, such as stimulated Raman, Brillouin scattering or parametric amplification, but the laser effect itself led more promptly to practical solutions culminating in the advent of the semiconductor optical amplifier in the 1980s and the erbium-doped fiber amplifier (EDFA) in 1987.
The transfer standard is an erbium-doped fiber amplifier to which is coupled a linear polarizer and a narrow-band optical filter ([less than]5 nm) centered in the 1550 nm wavelength range.
Lohja, Finland, the Mode-Filtered Fiber Amplifier technology enables fabrication of practical, high-power, high-beam-quality laser sources that are compact, rugged, and extremely efficient.