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Optica Applicata, Vol. 39, 2009, nr 2, s. 287-293
In this work, we demonstrate the implementation of a low cost broadband pump source for Raman amplification. The advantages of this incoherent pumping scheme were demonstrated by compar-ing, experimentally and numerically, this solution with the one based on coherent pumping. We observed a decrease by 1.4 dB in the Raman gain ripple and a 16% increase in the bandwidth, for the latter solution.