Patent Number: 7,133,196

Title: Erbium doped fiber amplifier for reducing transient phenomena of OSNR and BER in dynamic WDM system and amplifying method thereof

Abstract: Provided is an erbium-doped fiber amplifier reducing transient phenomena of a signal-to-noise ratio and a bit error rate in a dynamic wavelength division multiplexing system and an amplifying method using the erbium-doped fiber amplifier. The erbium-doped fiber amplifier includes: a polarization scrambler modulating a polarization state of an input signal to remove a polarization of the input signal; an amplifier amplifying the input signal from which the polarization has been removed; a detector reading powers of input and output signals of the amplifier; and an automatic gain controller controlling currents of the pump LDs according to the powers of the input and output signals read by the detector 1630 to maintain the gain even if the power of input signal changes.

Inventors: Lee; Won Kyoung (Daejeon, KR), Park; Heuk (Daejeon, KR), Kim; Kwang Joon (Daejeon, KR)

Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute

International Classification: H01S 3/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-07 0:00:00