Kerr nonlinearity mitigation in 5 × 28-GBd PDM16-QAM signal transmission over a dispersion-uncompensated link with backward-pumpeddistributed Raman amplification.

I. Sackey, Francesco Da Ros, M. Jazayerifar, Thomas Richter, C. Meuer, Markus Noelle, Lutz Molle, Christophe Peucheret, Klaus Petermann, Colja Schubert

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Abstract

We present experimental and numerical investigations of Kerr nonlinearity compensation in a 400-km standard single-mode fiber link with distributed Raman amplification with backward pumping. A dual-pump polarization-independent fiber-based optical parametric amplifier is used for mid-link spectral inversion of 5 × 28-GBd polarization-multiplexed 16- QAM signals. Signal quality factor (Q-factor) improvements of 1.1 dB and 0.8 dB were obtained in the cases of a single-channel and a five-channel wavelength-division multiplexing (WDM) system, respectively. The experimental results are compared to numerical simulations with good agreement. It is also shown with simulations that a maximum transmission reach of 2400 km enabled by the optical phase conjugator is possible for the WDM signal
Original languageEnglish
JournalOptics Express
Volume22
Issue number22
Pages (from-to)27381-27391
ISSN1094-4087
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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