Optical phase conjugation (OPC) of a polarization-multiplexed comb of 10x114Gb/s DP-QPSK signals has been demonstrated for the first time, occupying a spectral bandwidth of >1THz (~9nm). The nonlinear element employed for the OPC was highly nonlinear fiber (HNLF) optimized for the suppression of stimulated Brillouin scattering (SBS) and configured in a bi-directional loop offering polarization diversity. Pump power (each way about the loop) and input signal power to the OPC subsystem were optimized at 29.7dBm and + 3dBm respectively producing a Q2 penalty of ≤0.9dB over all conjugate wavelengths, polarizations and output OSNR (up to 20dB).
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Funding: UK EPSRC [EP/J017582/1, EP/J009709/2]