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Main Title: Fiber optical parametric amplifiers in optical communication systems
Author(s): Marhic, Michel E.
Andrekson, Peter A.
Petropoulos, Periklis
Radic, Stojan
Peucheret, Christophe
Jazayerifar, Mahmoud
Type: Article
Language Code: en
Abstract: The prospects for using fiber optical parametric amplifiers (OPAs) in optical communication systems are reviewed. Phase-insensitive amplifiers (PIAs) and phase-sensitive amplifiers (PSAs) are considered. Low-penalty amplification at/or near 1 Tb/s has been achieved, for both wavelength- and time-division multiplexed formats. High-quality mid-span spectral inversion has been demonstrated at 0.64 Tb/s, avoiding electronic dispersion compensation. All-optical amplitude regeneration of amplitude-modulated signals has been performed, while PSAs have been used to demonstrate phase regeneration of phase-modulated signals. A PSA with 1.1-dB noise figure has been demonstrated, and preliminary wavelength-division multiplexing experiments have been performed with PSAs. 512Gb/s have been transmitted over 6,000km by periodic phase conjugation. Simulations indicate that PIAs could reach data rate x reach products in excess of 14,000 Tb/s x km in realistic wavelength-division multiplexed long-haul networks. Technical challenges remaining to be addressed in order for fiber OPAs to become useful for long-haul communication networks are discussed.
Issue Date: 2015
Date Available: 14-Jul-2017
DDC Class: 530 Physik
Subject(s): parametric amplifiers
fiber optic communication
fiber nonlinearities
phase-sensitive amplification
signal regeneration
phase regeneration
mid-span spectral inversion
Sponsor/Funder: EC/FP7/224547/EU/Phase sensitive Amplifier Systems and Optical RegeneratorS and their applications/PHASORS
EC/FP7/291618/EU/Phase-sensitive optical parametric amplifiers/PSOPA
Journal Title: Laser & photonics reviews
Publisher: Wiley-VCH
Publisher Place: Weinheim
Volume: 9
Issue: 1
Publisher DOI: 10.1002/lpor.201400087
Page Start: 50
Page End: 74
EISSN: 1863-8899
ISSN: 1863-8880
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