All-Optical 3R Regeneration at 40 Gb/s in a Recirculating Loop Utilizing Raman Amplification, Nonlinear Phase Modulation, and Offset Filtering

Conference: ECOC 2009 - 35th European Conference on Optical Communication
09/20/2009 - 09/24/2009 at Vienna, Austria

Proceedings: ECOC 2009

Pages: 2Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Chung, Sung Han; Tang, Xuefeng; Cartledge, John C. (Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Queen's University, Kingston ON K7L 3N6 Canada)

The performance of an all-optical 3R regenerator for 40 Gb/s RZ-OOK signals is investigated experimentally using a recirculating loop. A power penalty of 1.2 dB is obtained for 100 loops (8,000 km).