Raman Amplifier with Gain Enhancement from Optical Filtering (Technology #: 063000-01)

A fiber Raman amplifier with increased gain and improved pump conversion efficiency is formed by including a high pass optical filter in the amplifier structure. The filter may comprise one or more discrete components, or may be formed as a "distributed" filter along the length of the fiber amplifier. The cut-off frequency for the high pass optical filter is selected to be immediately below the frequency of the input signal to be amplified. When used in an arrangement with multiple input signals, the cutoff frequency is controlled to be immediately below the lowest input signal frequency.
Status of Intellectual Property:
This technology is protected under US Patent 6,388,800
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Yatin Karpe
Associate Director
Lehigh University
Demetrios Nicolau Christodulides
Jean Toulouse
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