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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 8 — Apr. 16, 2007
  • pp: 4883–4892

Full characterization of modern transmission fibers for Raman amplified-based communication systems

Shifeng Jiang, Bruno Bristiel, Yves Jaouën, Philippe Gallion, Erwan Pincemin, and Sylvain Capouilliet  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 8, pp. 4883-4892 (2007)

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Telecommunication carriers have to estimate the Raman parameters of the fibers installed on their optical transport networks in order to facilitate the design of the next generation of high bit-rate Raman amplified-based transmission systems. This paper reports a very complete characterization of the most popular modern transmission fibers in terms of Raman efficiency, noise figure and double Rayleigh backscattering crosstalk. Our experiment is based on an averaged power analysis, applied to a counter-pumped long-haul distributed fiber Raman amplifier. We evaluate as well at 40 Gb/s for these different fiber types the double Rayleigh backscattering impact in terms of Q-factor penalty for various Raman gains and RZ modulation formats with different duty cycles.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
(190.5650) Nonlinear optics : Raman effect
(220.4830) Optical design and fabrication : Systems design
(290.5870) Scattering : Scattering, Rayleigh

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: January 24, 2007
Revised Manuscript: February 28, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: March 5, 2007
Published: April 9, 2007

Shifeng Jiang, Bruno Bristiel, Yves Jaouën, Philippe Gallion, Erwan Pincemin, and Sylvain Capouilliet, "Full characterization of modern transmission fibers for Raman amplified-based communication systems," Opt. Express 15, 4883-4892 (2007)

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