1.14Tb/s DP-QPSK WDM polarization-diverse optical phase conjugation

Abstract

Optical phase conjugation (OPC) of a polarization-multiplexed comb of 10x114Gb/s DP-QPSK signals has been demonstrated for the first time, occupying a spectral bandwidth of >1THz (~9nm). The nonlinear element employed for the OPC was highly nonlinear fiber (HNLF) optimized for the suppression of stimulated Brillouin scattering (SBS) and configured in a bi-directional loop offering polarization diversity. Pump power (each way about the loop) and input signal power to the OPC subsystem were optimized at 29.7dBm and + 3dBm respectively producing a Q2 penalty of ≤0.9dB over all conjugate wavelengths, polarizations and output OSNR (up to 20dB).

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1364/OE.22.011840
Divisions: College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > School of Informatics and Digital Engineering > Electrical and Electronic Engineering
College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > Aston Institute of Photonics Technology (AIPT)
Additional Information: © 2014 Optical Society of America This paper was published in Optics Express and is made available as an electronic reprint with the permission of OSA. The paper can be found at the following URL on the OSA website: http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-22-10-11840. Systematic or multiple reproduction or distribution to multiple locations via electronic or other means is prohibited and is subject to penalties under law. Funding: UK EPSRC [EP/J017582/1, EP/J009709/2]
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Published Date: 2014-05-19
Published Online Date: 2014-05-08
Authors: Stephens, M.F.C. (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-6533-1893)
Tan, M. (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-0822-8160)
Phillips, I.D. (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-2776-8939)
Sygletos, S. (ORCID Profile 0000-0003-2063-8733)
Harper, P. (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-9495-9911)
Doran, N.J. (ORCID Profile 0000-0001-8309-8805)

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