Benefits and penalties of bi-directional Raman pumping are evaluated for 10Gb/s C-band WDM transmission over long dispersion-shifted fiber spans. Optimisation of Raman pumping and channel power permits increase in span budget up to 17 dB.
© 2005 Optical Society of America
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.5650) Nonlinear optics : Raman effect
G. Bolognini, G. Sacchi, S. Faralli, C. Cantini, and F. Di Pasquale, "Benefits of Bi-Directional Raman Pumping for 10 Gb/s C-Band WDM Transmission over Long DSF Spans," in Optical Amplifiers and Their Applications, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper ME5.
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