1-Tb/s DWDM long-haul transmission employing a fiber optical parametric amplifier

El Dahdah, Nayla, Govan, Donald S., Jamshidifar, Mehdi, Doran, Nick J. and Marhic, Michel E. (2010). 1-Tb/s DWDM long-haul transmission employing a fiber optical parametric amplifier. IEEE photonics technology letters, 22 (15), pp. 1171-1173.

Abstract

In this letter, we report the performance of a fiber optical parametric amplifier (OPA) when used as a source or intermediate node amplifier in a dense wavelength-division-multiplexed (DWDM) long-haul transmission testbed with 26 DWDM channels modulated at 43.7-Gb/s return-to-zero differential phase-shift keying. In both scenarios, we demonstrate similar performance to an erbium-doped fiber amplifier. This shows the OPAs compatibility with high-capacity (>1 Tb/s) long-haul communication systems.

Divisions: Engineering & Applied Sciences > Electrical, electronic & power engineering
Uncontrolled Keywords: crosstalk, optical parametric amplifiers, optical fiber transmission, dense wavelength-division multiplexing
Published Date: 2010-08-01
Authors: El Dahdah, Nayla
Govan, Donald S.
Jamshidifar, Mehdi
Doran, Nick J.
Marhic, Michel E.

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