Cascaded Phase-Preserving Amplitude Regeneration in a DPSK Transmission System

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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Stephan, Ch.; Onishchukov, G.; Leuchs, G. (Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light, Erlangen 91058, Germany)
Stephan, Ch.; Sponsel, K.; Leuchs, G. (Institute of Optics, Information and Photonics, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany)
Stephan, Ch.; Onishchukov, G.; Schmauss, B.; Leuchs, G. (Erlangen Graduate School in Advanced Optical Technologies (SAOT), University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany)
Schmauss, B. (Institute of Microwave Technology, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany)

Experimental results obtained on 10 Gb/s RZ-DPSK transmission in a recirculating fiber-loop setup show that nonlinear amplifying loop mirrors can efficiently enhance system performance. Main limiting factor is amplified Rayleigh backscattering in highly nonlinear fiber.