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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 17 — Aug. 13, 2012
  • pp: 19271–19278

Distributed parametric amplifier for RZ-DPSK signal transmission system

Xing Xu, Chi Zhang, T. I. Yuk, and Kenneth K. Y. Wong  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 17, pp. 19271-19278 (2012)

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We have experimentally demonstrated a single pump distributed parametric amplification (DPA) system for differential phase shift keying (DPSK) signal in a spool of dispersion-shifted fiber (DSF). The gain spectrum of single pump DPA is thoroughly investigated by both simulation and experiment, and a possible reference for optimal input pump power and fiber length relationship is provided to DPA based applications. Furthermore, DPSK format is compared with on-off keying (OOK) within DPA scheme. Eight WDM signal channels at 10-Gb/s are utilized, and approximately 0.5-dB power penalties at the bit-error rate (BER) of 10−9 are achieved for return-to-zero DPSK (RZ-DPSK), comparing to larger than 1.5-dB with OOK format. In order to improve the system power efficiency, at the receiver, the pump is recycled by a photovoltaic cell and the converted energy can be used by potential low-power-consuming devices, i.e sensors or small-scale electronic circuits. Additionally, with suitable components, the whole DPA concept could be directly applied to the 1.3-μm telecommunication window along the most commonly used single-mode fiber (SMF).

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OCIS Codes
(040.5350) Detectors : Photovoltaic
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(060.5060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Phase modulation
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: June 1, 2012
Revised Manuscript: July 27, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: July 27, 2012
Published: August 8, 2012

Xing Xu, Chi Zhang, T. I. Yuk, and Kenneth K. Y. Wong, "Distributed parametric amplifier for RZ-DPSK signal transmission system," Opt. Express 20, 19271-19278 (2012)

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