Gartner Research

An Introduction to Optical Amplifier Technology

Published: 25 December 2000

ID: G0094292

Analyst(s): Jeremey Donovan


This Perspective provides an introduction to the operation and properties of both fiber-based and semiconductor-based optical amplifiers. It is designed to deliver a thorough technical understanding of optical amplifiers to finance professionals, marketing professionals and even engineers new to fiber-optic communications. Optical components covered include erbium-doped fiber amplifiers, erbium-doped waveguide amplifiers, praseodymium-doped fluoride fiber amplifiers, RAMAN amplifiers and semiconductor optical amplifiers.

Table Of Contents
  • Introduction
  • Erbium-Doped Fiber Amplifier
  • Erbium-Doped Waveguide Amplifier
  • Praseodymium-Doped Fluoride Fiber Amplifier
  • RAMAN Amplifier
  • Semiconductor Optical Amplifier
  • Dataquest Perspective

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