RIN Mitigation and Transmission Performance Enhancement with Forward Broadband Pump


We demonstrate that using a broadband, first order, and coherent pump laser enables effective and efficient forward-pumped distributed Raman amplification for long-haul transmission systems, thanks to the simultaneous suppression of ASE noise and RIN-related penalty. We show in both experiments and simulation that this scheme extends the reach of 10 × 120 Gb/s DP-QPSK WDM transmission by a minimum of 50%, compared with low RIN Bi-doped fibre laser and other commercially available pump lasers. Moreover, it requires very low forward pump power, and maintains uniform/symmetric signal power distribution which allows effective nonlinearity compensation.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1109/LPT.2017.2784480
Dataset DOI: https://doi.org/10.17036/researchdata.aston.ac.uk.00000306
Divisions: Engineering & Applied Sciences > Electrical, Electronic & Power Engineering
Engineering & Applied Sciences
Engineering & Applied Sciences > Aston Institute of Photonics Technology
Engineering & Applied Sciences > Systems analytics research institute (SARI)
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Optical fibre communication,optical amplifiers
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PURE Output Type: Article
Published Date: 2017-12-16
Published Online Date: 2017-12-16
Accepted Date: 2017-12-16
Authors: Tan, M. (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-0822-8160)
Rosa, P.
Le, S. T. (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-3824-9456)
Dvoyrin, V. V. (ORCID Profile 0000-0001-7358-1641)
Iqbal, Md. A. (ORCID Profile 0000-0001-7267-5865)
Sugavanam, S.
Turitsyn, S. K. (ORCID Profile 0000-0003-0101-3834)
Harper, P. (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-9495-9911)



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