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Optical Fiber Communication Conference
San Diego, California United States
March 21-25, 2010
ISBN: 978-1-55752-885-8
Nonlinear Optical Processing I (OTuN)

BER Improvement for RZ-DPSK Receivers Using Saturated Asymmetric Filtering

Hacene M. Chaouch, Earl R. Parsons, and Franko Kueppers


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We present a new enhanced receiver for noise degraded RZ-DPSK signals. A highly saturated SOA and a detuned filter are used. An error free detection for an 8x10<sup>-6</sup>input BER is demonstrated.

© 2010 IEEE Communications Society, IEEE Photonics Society, OSA, Telcordia

OCIS Codes
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.5060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Phase modulation
(250.0250) Optoelectronics : Optoelectronics
(250.5980) Optoelectronics : Semiconductor optical amplifiers

H. M. Chaouch, E. R. Parsons, and F. Kueppers, "BER Improvement for RZ-DPSK Receivers Using Saturated Asymmetric Filtering," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2010), paper OTuN2.

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