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  • Vol. 31, Iss. 20 — Oct. 15, 2013
  • pp: 3229–3236

Limits on High Bit Rate Wavelength Reuse Using Ultralong Semiconductor Optical Amplifier

Napoleão S. Ribeiro, Cristiano M. Gallep, and Evandro Conforti

Journal of Lightwave Technology, Vol. 31, Issue 20, pp. 3229-3236 (2013)

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Amplitude data erasure for wavelength reuse using an ultralong semiconductor optical amplifier (UL-SOA) in saturation is demonstrated for optical carriers modulated up to 56 Gb/s (NRZ). The erasing performance efficiencies with different input bit rates are presented, as well as the influences of parameters such as input (amplitude) extinction ratio, optical power, wavelength, and UL-SOA bias current. Bit error rate (BER) curves show that the remodulated (upstream) signal has enough quality to be applied in wavelength division multiplexing-passive optical networks (WDM-PON) systems, when very high bit rates or high input extinction ratio are needed and spectral broadening in the erased carrier could be accepted.

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Napoleão S. Ribeiro, Cristiano M. Gallep, and Evandro Conforti, "Limits on High Bit Rate Wavelength Reuse Using Ultralong Semiconductor Optical Amplifier," J. Lightwave Technol. 31, 3229-3236 (2013)

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