Published: 25 December 2000
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.
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