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Optics Express

  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 23 — Nov. 13, 2006
  • pp: 11018–11023

Efficient all-optical 2R regeneration using self-phase modulation in bidirectional fiber configuration

Masayuki Matsumoto  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 23, pp. 11018-11023 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.14.011018


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Abstract

An efficient wavelength-conversion-free all-optical 2R regenerator is proposed. The regeneration is based on power-dependent spectrum broadening in normal-dispersion fiber and subsequent off-centered filtering. Twofold regeneration is performed in a bidirectional configuration where the signal is transmitted twice along the fiber in opposite directions. Experiment at 10Gb/s shows no penalty arising from the bidirectional highpower signal transmission in the fiber and demonstrates strong improvement of extinction ratio of the input signal by the regenerator.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2360) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics links and subsystems
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
(230.4320) Optical devices : Nonlinear optical devices

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: May 15, 2006
Revised Manuscript: October 21, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: October 25, 2006
Published: November 13, 2006

Citation
Masayuki Matsumoto, "Efficient all-optical 2R regeneration using self-phase modulation in bidirectional fiber configuration," Opt. Express 14, 11018-11023 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-14-23-11018


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