We have investigated the system performance of a mostly Raman-amplified, polarization scrambled recirculating fiber loop. The lone EDFA characteristics dominate the Q-factor distributions, indicating the Raman amplification is not a source of polarization dependent impairments.
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(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(260.0260) Physical optics : Physical optics
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
A. S. Lenihan, Y. Sun, G. M. Carter, and C. R. Menyuk, "Performance of a mostly Raman-amplified dispersion-managed fiber loop with polarization scrambling," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper WE7.
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