Testing Erbium-Doped Fiber Amplifiers
EDFAs can overcome losses in long fiber-optic links independent of the digital bit rate, and can amplify multiple signals in a wavelength-division multiplexed (WDM) system architecture. As more and more EDFAs are deployed, designers add new features, creating a need for more sophisticated testing. This paper provides a brief survey of the tests required to characterize EDFAs.
by Jim Stimple
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