N. Ahmed, Hilal A. Fadhil, S. A. Aljunid, Md. Sharafat Ali, Matiur Rahman
April 17, 2015
In this paper, the performance of wavelength division multiplexing-passive optical network (WDM-PON) system using the erbium-doped fiber amplifier (EDFA) is optimized and evaluated. The optimization is analyzed by finding the EDFA length range at which the output power produced are the highest and the pump power range at which the gain flatness produced are within the effective range (0.3 dB). After the optimization process, the optimized EDFA system produces the gain of 26.6±0.292 dB, noise figure of 3.82 dB and output power of 7 dBm and the system is then implemented into WDM system. The performance of WDM system is compared against the system without EDFA in terms of bit error rate (BER). Results obtained prove that the proposed system with the EDFA consistently performs better than the conventional system.