Experimental data is presented on the performance of high saturation power SOAs with 43 Gb/s NRZ and DPSK signals. Up to 8 SOAs are concatenated demonstrating that only DPSK leads to error-free performance.
© 2006 Optical Society of America
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2360) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics links and subsystems
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
M. Sauer and J. Hurley, "Experimental 43 Gb/s NRZ and DPSK Performance Comparison for Systems with Up to 8 Concatenated SOAs," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper CThY2.
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