Phase-preserving amplitude noise suppression using an attenuation- imbalanced NOLM

E. Parsons, C. Stephan, K. Sponsel, T. Roethlingshoefer, F. Küppers, G. Onishchukov, B. Schmauss, G. Leuchs

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Abstract

A nonlinear optical loop mirror with a bidirectional attenuator has been used for regeneration of return-to-zero differential phase-shift-keyed (RZ-DPSK) signals. A 2.5 ps, 10 Gb/s signal with amplitude fluctuations of 28 % was regenerated with a negative power penalty of 2 dB practically back to the quality of the undistorted reference signal. Parameters limiting system performance and optimization possibilities will be discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOptical Metro Networks and Short-Haul Systems II
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
EventOptical Metro Networks and Short-Haul Systems II - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: 27 Jan 201028 Jan 2010

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume7621
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Conference

ConferenceOptical Metro Networks and Short-Haul Systems II
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA
Period27/01/1028/01/10

Keywords

  • Amplitude regeneration
  • Differential phase-shift keying
  • Nonlinear phase noise

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