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  • Vol. 23, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2005
  • pp: 304–

Performance Comparison of 2R and 3R Optical Regeneration Schemes at 40 Gb/s for Application to All-Optical Networks

Sonia Boscolo, Sergei K. Turitsyn, and Vladimir K. Mezentsev

Journal of Lightwave Technology, Vol. 23, Issue 1, pp. 304- (2005)

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This paper numerically analyzes the performances of a 2R (reamplification and reshaping) regenerator based on a nonlinear optical loop mirror and a 3R (reamplification, reshaping, and retiming) regenerator using a nonlinearly enhanced amplitude modulator in 40-Gb/s standard single-mode fiber (SMF)-based optical networks with large amplifier spacing. The characteristics of one-(600 km of SMF) and two-step regeneration are examined and the feasibility of wavelength-division multiplexing operation is demonstrated.

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Sonia Boscolo, Sergei K. Turitsyn, and Vladimir K. Mezentsev, "Performance Comparison of 2R and 3R Optical Regeneration Schemes at 40 Gb/s for Application to All-Optical Networks," J. Lightwave Technol. 23, 304- (2005)

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