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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 17 — Aug. 16, 2010
  • pp: 18119–18124

Optical phase conjugation in phase-modulated transmission systems: experimental comparison of different nonlinearity-compensation methods

Paolo Minzioni, Vincenzo Pusino, Ilaria Cristiani, Lucia Marazzi, Mario Martinelli, Carsten Langrock, M. M. Fejer, and Vittorio Degiorgio  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 17, pp. 18119-18124 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.018119


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Abstract

We experimentally compare the effectiveness of three different optical-phase-conjugation-based nonlinearity-compensation strategies on a transmission system employing phase-modulated signals, and hence affected by the Gordon-Mollenauer effect. We demonstrate that it is possible to obtain significant nonlinearity compensation, but that no improvement is obtained using configurations specifically aimed at the compensation of the nonlinear phase noise.

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OCIS Codes
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.5060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Phase modulation
(190.5040) Nonlinear optics : Phase conjugation

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: April 27, 2010
Revised Manuscript: June 10, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: July 8, 2010
Published: August 9, 2010

Citation
Paolo Minzioni, Vincenzo Pusino, Ilaria Cristiani, Lucia Marazzi, Mario Martinelli, Carsten Langrock, M. M. Fejer, and Vittorio Degiorgio, "Optical phase conjugation in phase-modulated transmission systems: experimental comparison of different nonlinearity-compensation methods," Opt. Express 18, 18119-18124 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-17-18119


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