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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 13 — Jun. 20, 2011
  • pp: 12384–12391

Phase synchronization scheme for a practical phase sensitive amplifier of ASK-NRZ signals

Stylianos Sygletos, Selwan K. Ibrahim, Ruwan Weerasuriya, Richard Phelan, L. Grüner Nielsen, Adonis Bogris, Dimitris Syvridis, James O’Gorman, and Andrew D. Ellis  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 13, pp. 12384-12391 (2011)

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We present a phase locking scheme that enables the demonstration of a practical dual pump degenerate phase sensitive amplifier for 10 Gbit/s non-return to zero amplitude shift keying signals. The scheme makes use of cascaded Mach Zehnder modulators for creating the pump frequencies as well as of injection locking for extracting the signal carrier and synchronizing the local lasers. An in depth optimization study has been performed, based on measured error rate performance, and the main degradation factors have been identified.

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OCIS Codes
(250.4480) Optoelectronics : Optical amplifiers
(190.4223) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear wave mixing

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Original Manuscript: April 20, 2011
Revised Manuscript: June 2, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: June 2, 2011
Published: June 10, 2011

Stylianos Sygletos, Selwan K. Ibrahim, Ruwan Weerasuriya, Richard Phelan, L. Grüner Nielsen, Adonis Bogris, Dimitris Syvridis, James O’Gorman, and Andrew D. Ellis, "Phase synchronization scheme for a practical phase sensitive amplifier of ASK-NRZ signals," Opt. Express 19, 12384-12391 (2011)

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