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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 12 — Jun. 12, 2006
  • pp: 5038–5044

2R regenerator based on a 2-m-long highly nonlinear bismuth oxide fiber

Francesca Parmigiani, Symeon Asimakis, Naoki Sugimoto, Fumihito Koizumi, Periklis Petropoulos, and David J. Richardson  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 12, pp. 5038-5044 (2006)

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We report the use of a 2-m-long Bismuth Oxide fiber with an ultra-high nonlinearity of ~1100 W-1km-1 in a simple 2R regeneration experiment based on self phase modulation and offset filtering. Numerical simulations and experimental results confirm the suitability of this kind of fiber for 2R regeneration. An improvement in receiver sensitivity of more than 5 dB at 10 Gb/s and 2 dB at 40 Gb/s is achieved.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
(060.7140) Fiber optics and optical communications : Ultrafast processes in fibers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: February 17, 2006
Revised Manuscript: May 3, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: May 10, 2006
Published: June 12, 2006

Francesca Parmigiani, Symeon Asimakis, Naoki Sugimoto, Fumihito Koizumi, Periklis Petropoulos, and David J. Richardson, "2R regenerator based on a 2-m-long highly nonlinear bismuth oxide fiber," Opt. Express 14, 5038-5044 (2006)

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