We demonstrate novel technique for RZ-DPSK regeneration based on converting phase-noise into amplitude-noise and eliminating it using SOA. The system was tested using degraded 223-1 PRBS. BER shows removal of error-floor with 4dB power-penalty improvement.
© 2007 Optical Society of America
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(070.0070) Fourier optics and signal processing : Fourier optics and signal processing
(070.4340) Fourier optics and signal processing : Nonlinear optical signal processing
E. Awad, P. Cho, and J. Goldhar, " All-Optical Re-Phasing, Re-Shaping, and Re-Amplification of RZ-DPSK Data," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition and The National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference, OSA Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2007), paper JThA53.