We present a concept for all-optical regeneration of signals modulated in phase-sensitive modulation formats, which is based on a new design of Raman amplified nonlinear optical loop mirror (RA-NOLM). We demonstrate simultaneous amplitude-shape regeneration and phase-noise reduction in high-speed differential phase-shift-keying transmission systems by use of the RA-NOLM combined with spectral filtering. © 2006 IEEE.
- all-optical regeneration
- differential phase-shift keying (DPSK)
- nonlinear optical loop mirror (NOLM)
- Raman amplification