Transmission performance improvement using random DFB laser based Raman amplification and bidirectional second-order pumping


We demonstrate that a distributed Raman amplification scheme based on random distributed feedback (DFB) fiber laser enables bidirectional second-order Raman pumping without increasing relative intensity noise (RIN) of the signal. This extends the reach of 10 × 116 Gb/s DP-QPSK WDM transmission up to 7915 km, compared with conventional Raman amplification schemes. Moreover, this scheme gives the longest maximum transmission distance among all the Raman amplification schemes presented in this paper, whilst maintaining relatively uniform and symmetric signal power distribution, and is also adjustable in order to be highly compatible with different nonlinearity compensation techniques, including mid-link optical phase conjugation (OPC) and nonlinear Fourier transform (NFT).

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Divisions: College of Engineering & Physical Sciences
College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > Aston Institute of Photonics Technology (AIPT)
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
Publication ISSN: 1094-4087
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2024 08:07
Date Deposited: 16 May 2016 13:19
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Published Date: 2016-02-08
Published Online Date: 2016-01-27
Accepted Date: 2015-12-28
Submitted Date: 2015-10-30
Authors: Tan, M. (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-0822-8160)
Rosa, P.
Le, S.T. (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-3824-9456)
Iqbal, Md.A. (ORCID Profile 0000-0001-7267-5865)
Phillips, I.D. (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-2776-8939)
Harper, P. (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-9495-9911)



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