We demonstrate that the use of in-line nonlinear optical loop mirrors (NOLMs) in dispersion-managed (DM) transmission systems dominated by amplitude noise can achieve passive 2R regeneration of a 40 and 80 Gbit/s RZ data stream. This is an indication that the use of this approach could obviate the need for full-regeneration in high data rate, strong DM systems, when intra-channel four-wave mixing poses serious problems.
|Name||IEEE Photonics Conference|
|Conference||14th Annual Meeting of the IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society|
|Abbreviated title||LEOS 2001|
|City||San Diego, CA|
|Period||12/11/01 → 13/11/01|