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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 11 — May. 29, 2006
  • pp: 4589–4600

10 Gbps WDM transmission performance limits using in-line SOAs and an optical phase conjugator based on four-wave mixing in SOAs as a mid-span spectral inversion technique

Sub Hur, Yonggyou Kim, Hodeok Jang, and Jichai Jeong  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 11, pp. 4589-4600 (2006)

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We have theoretically investigated the transmission performance limits of all semiconductor optical amplifiers (SOA)-based 10 Gb/s wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) systems using in-line SOAs and an optical phase conjugator (OPC) based on four-wave mixing in SOAs as a mid-span spectral inversion technique. With a verified numerical model of SOAs, we have found that the crosstalk from SOAs in OPC is a dominant factor to limit the number of channels in WDM systems. In order to increase the available number of channels, we optimize the input optical power and the injection current to SOAs in OPC with using a reservoir channel in inline SOAs. All SOA-based 10 Gb/s WDM systems using the OPC can transmit 16 channel signals up to 240 km distance with a 3 dB power penalty.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2360) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics links and subsystems
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: March 27, 2006
Revised Manuscript: May 21, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: May 23, 2006
Published: May 29, 2006

Sub Hur, Yonggyou Kim, Hodeok Jang, and Jichai Jeong, "10 Gbps WDM transmission performance limits using in-line SOAs and an optical phase conjugator based on four-wave mixing in SOAs as a mid-span spectral inversion technique," Opt. Express 14, 4589-4600 (2006)

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