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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 3 — Feb. 4, 2008
  • pp: 2264–2275

Analysis of a two-channel 2R all-optical regenerator based on a counter-propagating configuration

L. Provost, F. Parmigiani, C. Finot, K. Mukasa, P. Petropoulos, and D.J. Richardson  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 3, pp. 2264-2275 (2008)

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We report a 2R optical regenerator based on the Self-Phase Modulation and offset filtering technique in a bi-directional architecture for the simultaneous processing of two optical channels at 10 Gb/s within a single highly nonlinear fiber. Whereas excellent mitigation of the interchannel nonlinear crosstalk is experimentally demonstrated, we identify Rayleigh backscattering as the major source of crosstalk and show how it is related to the regenerator parameters and operational settings. Finally, we demonstrate that this crosstalk does not introduce any significant additional penalties as compared to single channel operation.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

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: November 19, 2007
Revised Manuscript: January 20, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: January 20, 2008
Published: February 1, 2008

L. Provost, F. Parmigiani, C. Finot, K. Mukasa, P. Petropoulos, and D. J. Richardson, "Analysis of a two-channel 2R all-optical regenerator based on a counter-propagating configuration," Opt. Express 16, 2264-2275 (2008)

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