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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 23 — Nov. 7, 2011
  • pp: 23258–23270

Wide range operation of regenerative optical parametric wavelength converter using ASE-degraded 43-Gb/s RZ-DPSK signals

Mingyi Gao, Junya Kurumida, and Shu Namiki  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 23, pp. 23258-23270 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.023258


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Abstract

For sustainable growth of the Internet, wavelength-tunable optical regeneration is the key to scaling up high energy-efficiency dynamic optical path networks while keeping the flexibility of the network. Wavelength-tunable optical parametric regenerator (T-OPR) based on the gain saturation effect of parametric amplification in a highly nonlinear fiber is promising for noise reduction in phase-shift keying signals. In this paper, we experimentally evaluated the T-OPR performance for ASE-degraded 43-Gb/s RZ-DPSK signals over a 20-nm input wavelength range between 1527 nm and 1547 nm. As a result, we achieved improved power penalty performance for the regenerated idler with a proper pump power range.

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OCIS Codes
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(190.4975) Nonlinear optics : Parametric processes
(200.6015) Optics in computing : Signal regeneration

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: August 3, 2011
Revised Manuscript: September 30, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: September 30, 2011
Published: November 1, 2011

Citation
Mingyi Gao, Junya Kurumida, and Shu Namiki, "Wide range operation of regenerative optical parametric wavelength converter using ASE-degraded 43-Gb/s RZ-DPSK signals," Opt. Express 19, 23258-23270 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-23-23258


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