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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 15 — Jul. 19, 2010
  • pp: 15769–15783

Stimulated Brillouin scattering based in-band OSNR monitoring technique for 40 Gbps and 100 Gbps optical transparent networks

David Dahan, Uri Mahlab, and David Levy  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 15, pp. 15769-15783 (2010)

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We demonstrate experimentally and numerically that the SBS based in-band OSNR monitoring technique can be used for dual polarization signals. We also present a novel approach for a drastic enhancement of the sensitivity monitoring range by intentionally adding in-band ASE noise into the signal. Numerical results are provided for 44.6 Gbps DPSK, 44.6 Gbps DQPSK and 112 Gbps Dual Polarization (DP-) QPSK signals, with both 100 GHz and 50 GHz channel spacing scenarios.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2360) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics links and subsystems
(060.1155) Fiber optics and optical communications : All-optical networks

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: February 16, 2010
Revised Manuscript: April 25, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: April 27, 2010
Published: July 12, 2010

David Dahan, Uri Mahlab, and David Levy, "Stimulated Brillouin scattering based in-band OSNR monitoring technique for 40 Gbps and 100 Gbps optical transparent networks," Opt. Express 18, 15769-15783 (2010)

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