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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 12 — Jun. 7, 2010
  • pp: 12702–12707

System feasibility of using stimulated Brillouin scattering in self coherent detection schemes

Luca Banchi, Marco Presi, Roberto Proietti, and Ernesto Ciaramella  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 12, pp. 12702-12707 (2010)

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We demonstrate the first self-coherent detection of 10 Gbit/s BPSK signals based on narrow-band amplification of the optical carrier by means of Stimulated Brillouin effect in a common fiber. We found that this technique is very effective only if it is combined with proper line coding and high-pass electrical filtering at the receiver. In this case we obtain OSNR-performance close to the ideal coherent receiver.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
(200.4740) Optics in computing : Optical processing

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: March 9, 2010
Revised Manuscript: May 6, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: May 6, 2010
Published: May 28, 2010

Luca Banchi, Marco Presi, Roberto Proietti, and Ernesto Ciaramella, "System feasibility of using stimulated Brillouin scattering in self coherent detection schemes," Opt. Express 18, 12702-12707 (2010)

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