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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 14 — Jul. 9, 2007
  • pp: 8660–8666

Simultaneous monitoring technique for ASE and MPI noises in distributed Raman amplified systems

H. Y. Choi, S. B. Jun, S. K. Shin, and Y. C. Chung  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 14, pp. 8660-8666 (2007)

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We develop a new technique for simultaneously monitoring the amplified spontaneous emission (ASE) and multi-path interference (MPI) noises in distributed Raman amplified (DRA) systems. This technique utilizes the facts that the degree-of polarization (DOP) of the MPI noise is 1/9, while the ASE noise is unpolarized. The results show that the proposed technique can accurately monitor both of these noises regardless of the bit rates, modulation formats, and optical signal-to-noise ratio (OSNR) levels of the signals.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2360) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics links and subsystems

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: May 22, 2007
Revised Manuscript: June 15, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: June 15, 2007
Published: June 26, 2007

H. Y. Choi, S. B. Jun, S. K. Shin, and Y. C. Chung, "Simultaneous monitoring technique for ASE and MPI noises in distributed Raman Amplified Systems," Opt. Express 15, 8660-8666 (2007)

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