Parametric amplification and wavelength conversion of a 2.048-Tbit/s WDM PDM 16-QAM signal

Hao Hu, R. M. Jopson, A. H. Gnauck, M. Dinu, S. Chandrasekhar, X. Liu, C. Xie, M. Montoliu, S. Randel, C. J. McKinstrie

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We demonstrate polarisation-insensitive parametric amplification in highly nonlinear fibre of a 2.048-Tbit/s dense WDM PDM 16-QAM signal with ∼10 dB on-off gain and simultaneous wavelength conversion and phase conjugation, with mean Q2 penalties of only 0.6 dB and 0.4 dB.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2014 European Conference on Optical Communication
Number of pages3
Publication date2014
ISBN (Print)9782954944401
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventEuropean Conference on Optical Communication (ECOC 2014) - Cannes, France
Duration: 21 Sep 201425 Sep 2014


ConferenceEuropean Conference on Optical Communication (ECOC 2014)
SeriesEuropean Conference on Optical Communication, Ecoc


  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Dense wavelength division multiplexing
  • Optical communication
  • Quadrature amplitude modulation
  • 16-QAM signals
  • Highly non-linear fibres
  • On-off gain
  • Parametric amplification
  • Optical parametric amplifiers


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