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


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: College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > School of Computer Science and Digital Technologies > Electronics & Computer Engineering
Uncontrolled Keywords: crosstalk, optical parametric amplifiers, optical fiber transmission, dense wavelength-division multiplexing
Publication ISSN: 1041-1135
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2019 12:54
Date Deposited: 29 Apr 2013 08:06
Published Date: 2010-08-01
Authors: El Dahdah, Nayla
Govan, Donald S.
Jamshidifar, Mehdi
Doran, Nick J.
Marhic, Michel E.


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