Performance analysis of BER optimization in WDM systems using EDFA

Zafrullah, Muhammad, Iqbal, Muhammad Bilal, Asif, Muhammad Rameez and Islam, Muhammad Khawar (2013) Performance analysis of BER optimization in WDM systems using EDFA. Journal of Modern Optics, 60 (21). pp. 1926-1930. ISSN 0950-0340

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Wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) systems, which are widely used in telecommunication, have the advantages of huge bandwidth support and reliability. A performance analysis is presented of a WDM system using an erbium-doped fiber amplifier (EDFA), with specific emphasis on bit error rate (BER) optimization. EDFA parameters, including doped fiber length and pump power, are optimized and performance evaluating parameters for different modulation schemes are observed. Simulation results provide optimized BER, noise figure, and gain flatness values. The WDM system is modeled from 1546 nm to 1558 nm bandwidth to obtain maximum gain uniformity, low noise figure, and low BER. This wavelength range is selected to investigate the 1550 nm wavelength commonly used in the telecommunication industry. Also, that we are using a WDM grid, so multiple channels can be accommodated in this range.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: bit error rate,erbium-doped fiber amplifier,noise figure,wavelength division multiplexing,atomic and molecular physics, and optics ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/3100/3107
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Computing Sciences
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Smart Emerging Technologies
Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Cyber Security Privacy and Trust Laboratory
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2022 09:30
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2023 08:34
DOI: 10.1080/09500340.2013.866702

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