Lasers, Fiber Optics, and Communications

Semiconductor optical amplifiers and Raman amplification for 1310-nm dense wavelength division multiplexed transmission

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Paweł Mazurek

Warsaw University of Technology, Institute of Radioelectronics and Multimedia Technology, Faculty of Electronics and Information Technology, ul. Nowowiejska 15/19, 00-665 Warsaw, Poland

Paweł Czyżak, Jarosław Piotr Turkiewicz

Warsaw University of Technology, Institute of Telecommunications, Faculty of Electronics and Information Technology, ul. Nowowiejska 15/19, 00-665 Warsaw, Poland

Huug de Waardt

Eindhoven University of Technology, COBRA Research Institute, Department of Electrical Engineering, P.O. Box 513, Eindhoven 5600 MB, The Netherlands

Opt. Eng. 54(11), 116104 (Nov 16, 2015). doi:10.1117/1.OE.54.11.116104
History: Received July 30, 2015; Accepted October 14, 2015
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Abstract.  We investigate the utilization of semiconductor optical amplifiers (SOAs) and quantum-dot laser-based Raman amplifiers in high-capacity dense wavelength division multiplexed (DWDM) 1310-nm transmission systems. Performed simulations showed that in a 10×40Gbit/s system, the utilization of a single Raman amplifier in a back-propagation scheme can extend the maximum error-free (bit error rate <109) transmission distance by approximately 25 km in comparison with the same system utilizing only an SOA used as a preamplifier. We successfully applied a Raman amplifier in an 8×2×40Gbit/s 1310-nm polarization multiplexed (PolMux) DWDM transmission over 25 km. Conducted experiments showed that the utilization of a Raman amplifier in this system leads to 4-dB improvement of the average channel sensitivity in comparison to the same system utilizing SOAs. This sensitivity improvement can be translated into a higher power budget. Moreover, lower input optical power in a system utilizing a Raman amplifier reduces the four-wave mixing interactions. The obtained results prove that Raman amplification can be successfully applied in 1310-nm high-capacity transmission systems, e.g., to extend the reach of 400G and 1T Ethernet systems.

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Paweł Mazurek ; Paweł Czyżak ; Huug de Waardt and Jarosław Piotr Turkiewicz
"Semiconductor optical amplifiers and Raman amplification for 1310-nm dense wavelength division multiplexed transmission", Opt. Eng. 54(11), 116104 (Nov 16, 2015). ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.OE.54.11.116104


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