Fibre Optical Parametric Amplifiers for Communications


We present our recent achievements with polarisation-insensitive fibre optical parametric amplifiers (PI-FOPAs) for optical communications. We have demonstrated a robust fully automated (black-box) PI-FOPA operation in the C and L bands simultaneously with gain of ~20 dB and output power over 23 dBm when amplifying polarisation-multiplexed WDM QAM signals and a bursty traffic. Additionally, we have demonstrated a PI-FOPA to amplify WDM signals in the S band and across a continuous bandwidth of 40 nm. Finally, we have demonstrated a power budget improvement of a transient-sensitive link by up to 8 dB when employing a PI-FOPA with noise figure of ~6 dB as a drop-in replacement of an EDFA.

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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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Event Title: 23rd International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON 2023)
Event Type: Other
Event Location: Central Library of the Politehnica University of Bucharest
Event Dates: 2023-07-02 - 2023-07-06
Uncontrolled Keywords: access networks,fibre optic parametric amplifiers,optical communications,polarisation,Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials,Electrical and Electronic Engineering,Computer Networks and Communications
ISBN: 979-8-3503-0304-9, 979-8-3503-0303-2
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2023 13:00
Date Deposited: 11 Sep 2023 14:20
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PURE Output Type: Conference contribution
Published Date: 2023-08-08
Accepted Date: 2023-01-01
Authors: Gordienko, Vladimir (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-9141-828X)
Gaur, Chandra
Bessin, Florent
Ferreira, Filipe M.
Doran, Nick (ORCID Profile 0000-0001-8309-8805)



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