Simultaneous regeneration of two 160 Gbit/s WDM channels in a single highly nonlinear fiber

Ju Wang, Hua Ji, Hao Hu, Hans Christian Hansen Mulvad, Michael Galili, Evarist Palushani, Jinlong Yu, Palle Jeppesen, Leif Katsuo Oxenløwe

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Abstract

We experimentally demonstrate simultaneous all-optical regeneration of two 160-Gbit/s wavelength-division multiplexed (WDM) channels in a single highly nonlinear fiber (HNLF). The multi-channel regeneration performance is confirmed by bit-error rate (BER) measurements. The receiver powers at a BER of 10 -9 are improved by about 4.9 dB and 2.1 dB for the two channels, respectively. The BER performance is not degraded by the presence of a second channel. Mitigation of the inter-channel nonlinearities is achieved through bidirectional propagation.
Original languageEnglish
JournalOptics Express
Volume21
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)2862-2868
ISSN1094-4087
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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