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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 26 — Dec. 30, 2013
  • pp: 32589–32598

Performance evaluation of a burst-mode EDFA in an optical packet and circuit integrated network

Masaki Shiraiwa, Yoshinari Awaji, Hideaki Furukawa, Satoshi Shinada, Benjamin J. Puttnam, and Naoya Wada  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 26, pp. 32589-32598 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.032589


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Abstract

We experimentally investigate the performance of burst-mode EDFA in an optical packet and circuit integrated system. In such networks, packets and light paths can be dynamically assigned to the same fibers, resulting in gain transients in EDFAs throughout the network that can limit network performance. Here, we compare the performance of a ‘burst-mode’ EDFA (BM-EDFA), employing transient suppression techniques and optical feedback, with conventional EDFAs, and those using automatic gain control and previous BM-EDFA implementations. We first measure gain transients and other impairments in a simplified set-up before making frame error-rate measurements in a network demonstration.

© 2013 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.4250) Fiber optics and optical communications : Networks
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(230.4480) Optical devices : Optical amplifiers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: November 6, 2013
Revised Manuscript: December 13, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: December 16, 2013
Published: December 23, 2013

Citation
Masaki Shiraiwa, Yoshinari Awaji, Hideaki Furukawa, Satoshi Shinada, Benjamin J. Puttnam, and Naoya Wada, "Performance evaluation of a burst-mode EDFA in an optical packet and circuit integrated network," Opt. Express 21, 32589-32598 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-26-32589


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