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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 26 — Dec. 10, 2012
  • pp: B71–B76

Pump noise cancellation in parametric wavelength converters

Vahid Ataie, Evgeny Myslivets, Andereas O. J. Wiberg, Nikola Alic, and Stojan Radic  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 26, pp. B71-B76 (2012)

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A novel technique for pump noise effect mitigation in parametric wavelength converters is introduced. The method relies on digital signal processing and effectively takes advantage of the correlation property between the pump and idler, imposed by the parametric interaction. A 4 dB improvement in receiver performance is demonstrated experimentally for the conventional 10 Gbps OOK signal converted over 20 nm.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4975) Nonlinear optics : Parametric processes
(230.7405) Optical devices : Wavelength conversion devices

ToC Category:
Fibers, Fiber Devices, and Amplifiers

Original Manuscript: October 1, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: October 25, 2012
Published: November 28, 2012

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European Conference on Optical Communication 2012 (2012) Optics Express

Vahid Ataie, Evgeny Myslivets, Andereas O. J. Wiberg, Nikola Alic, and Stojan Radic, "Pump noise cancellation in parametric wavelength converters," Opt. Express 20, B71-B76 (2012)

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