Impact of Nonlinear Spectral Broadening on the Efficiency of Ultra-Long Raman Fiber Laser Transmission Links

Conference: ECOC 2007 - 33rd European Conference and Exhibition of Optical Communication
09/16/2007 - 09/20/2007 at Berlin, Germany

Proceedings: ECOC 2007

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Karalekas, V.; Ania-Castan, J. D.; Harper, P.; Mezentsev, V. K.; Turitsyn, S. K. (Photonics Research Group, Aston University, Birmingham, B4 7ET)
Babin, S. A.; Podivilov, E. V. (Institute of Automation and Electrometry, SB RAS, Novosibirsk 630090, Russia)

We study the impact of nonlinear spectral broadening in ultra-long Raman laser cavities up to a record length of 82 km, and its implications for the design of quasi-lossless spans for signal transmission and processing.