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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 2 — Jan. 15, 2007
  • pp: 112–114

Noise suppression properties of an interferometer-based regenerator for differential phase-shift keying data

Robert Elschner, Alessandro Marques de Melo, Christian-Alexander Bunge, and Klaus Petermann  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 2, pp. 112-114 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.32.000112


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Abstract

We studied the amplitude and phase noise suppression properties of an all-optical regenerator for differential phase-shift keying data. A detailed analytical investigation is performed and compared with numerical simulations for different working points. The results show that both amplitude and phase can be regenerated. However, simultaneous amplitude and phase noise suppression is possible only if the phase degradation is stronger than the amplitude degradation, for instance, due to nonlinear phase noise.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(060.5060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Phase modulation

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: August 3, 2006
Revised Manuscript: October 5, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: October 16, 2006
Published: December 23, 2006

Citation
Robert Elschner, Alessandro Marques de Melo, Christian-Alexander Bunge, and Klaus Petermann, "Noise suppression properties of an interferometer-based regenerator for differential phase-shift keying data," Opt. Lett. 32, 112-114 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-32-2-112


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