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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 7 — Mar. 29, 2010
  • pp: 7150–7156

Self-phase-modulation based all-optical regeneration of PDM signals using a single section of highly-nonlinear fiber

A.-L. Yi, L.-S. Yan, B. Luo, W. Pan, J. Ye, and J. Leuthold  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 7, pp. 7150-7156 (2010)

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We demonstrate simultaneous self-phase-modulation-based 2R regeneration of 2 × 10.65-Gb/s polarization-division-multiplexed (PDM) signals using a single section of highly nonlinear fiber (HNLF). Mitigation of inter-channel nonlinearities is achieved through a bidirectional configuration, rejecting of backward Stimulated Brillouin Scattering noise is obtained by signal re-polarizing before the offset filter and putting the center wavelength of filter at the short wavelength side of the signal. The power penalty improvement up to 2.0 dB for two PDM signals at 10−9 BER is achieved.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2630) Fiber optics and optical communications : Frequency modulation
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: January 26, 2010
Revised Manuscript: March 9, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: March 17, 2010
Published: March 23, 2010

A.-L. Yi, L.-S. Yan, B. Luo, W. Pan, J. Ye, and J. Leuthold, "Self-phase-modulation based all-optical regeneration of PDM signals using a single section of highly-nonlinear fiber," Opt. Express 18, 7150-7156 (2010)

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