An Expression for Nonlinear Noise in Optical Phase Conjugation Systems with Lumped Amplifiers

Abdallah A. I. Ali, Christian S. Costa, Mohammad A. Z. Al-khateeb, Filipe M. Ferreira, Andrew D. Ellis

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We develop an analytical formula for evaluating the impact of fiber nonlinearity in systems employing optical phase conjugation with multi-span lumped amplification, highlighting the detailed balance of effects leading to compensation when the phase conjugator is added to the middle of the link. We apply the approach to the effect of adding a pre-dispersion element to improve the symmetry, deriving the required optimum predispersion. The closed-form is validated through simulation and shows good matching with the results within a margin of error less than 0.2 dB.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2056 - 2059
JournalIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
Issue number23
Early online date16 Oct 2018
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2018

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Funding: This work was supported in part by the EPSRC (Grant EP/L000091/1-


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