Phase-Preserving 2R-Regeneration of an 80-Gb/s RZ-DQPSK Signal by Using a Nonlinear Amplifying Loop Mirror

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

Proceedings: ECOC 2007

Pages: 2Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Cvecek, K.; Sponsel, K.; Stephan, C.; Onishchukov, G.; Leuchs, G. (Institute of Optics, Information and Photonics, Max-Planck Research Group, Universitiy Erlangen-Nuremberg, Gnther-Scharowsky-Str. 1, building 24, 91058 Erlangen, Germany)
Ludwig, R. (Fraunhofer Institute for Telecommunications Heinrich-Hertz-Institute, 10587 Berlin)
Schmauss, B. (Institute of Microwave Technology, University Erlangen-Nuremberg)

The performance of a nonlinear amplifying loop mirror as a 2R regenerator for an 80-Gb/s RZ-DQPSK has been investigated. A significant eye-opening improvement and a negative power penalty of 2.6 dB have been obtained.