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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 52, Iss. 7 — Mar. 1, 2013
  • pp: 1487–1496

In-band optical signal-to-noise ratio monitoring technique based on Brillouin fiber ring laser

David Dahan, Uri Mahlab, and Yuval Shachaf  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 52, Issue 7, pp. 1487-1496 (2013)

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We propose an improved technique for in-band optical signal-to-noise ratio (OSNR) monitoring based on a Brillouin fiber ring laser seeded by the optical channel to be monitored. This technique shows a reduction of the required input power into the monitor along with a large and tunable dynamic OSNR monitoring range. It is demonstrated experimentally and numerically for various bit rates and modulation formats.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2360) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics links and subsystems
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(060.1155) Fiber optics and optical communications : All-optical networks

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: December 6, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: January 21, 2013
Published: February 28, 2013

David Dahan, Uri Mahlab, and Yuval Shachaf, "In-band optical signal-to-noise ratio monitoring technique based on Brillouin fiber ring laser," Appl. Opt. 52, 1487-1496 (2013)

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