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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 7 — Apr. 7, 2014
  • pp: 8726–8733

Amplification of DWDM channels at 1.28 Tb/s in a bidirectional fiber optical parametric amplifier

Gordon K. P. Lei and Michel E. Marhic  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 7, pp. 8726-8733 (2014)

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We experimentally demonstrate amplification of 1.28 Tb/s DWDM channels using a bidirectional fiber optical parametric amplifier. The amplifier can provide more than 13 dB on-off gain on all 32 DWDM channels. Error-free operation has been achieved for all data streams, with an average power penalty of 2.5 dB compared with conventional unidirectional configuration.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics

Original Manuscript: February 25, 2014
Revised Manuscript: March 26, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: March 26, 2014
Published: April 3, 2014

Gordon K. P. Lei and Michel E. Marhic, "Amplification of DWDM channels at 1.28 Tb/s in a bidirectional fiber optical parametric amplifier," Opt. Express 22, 8726-8733 (2014)

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