Dispersion compensation at 40Gbit/s over 100km of standard fibre via mid-span spectral inversion in semiconductor optical amplifier with integrated pump laser

M.F.C. Stephens, D. Nessel, K.A. Williams, R.V. Penty, I.H. White, M.J. Fice

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Dispersion compensation via mid-span spectral inversion is demonstrated for the first time in a semiconductor optical amplifier monolithically integrated with a distributed feedback pump laser. A 40Gbit/s signal is successfully transmitted over a span of more than 100km of standard fibre.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1359-1361
Number of pages3
JournalElectronics letters
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - 1999



  • Data communication systems
  • Distributed feedback lasers
  • Electromagnetic dispersion
  • Fiber optics
  • Four wave mixing
  • Inverse problems
  • Light transmission
  • Monolithic integrated circuits
  • Pumping (laser)
  • Spectrum analysis
  • Time division multiplexing
  • Wavelength division multiplexing
  • Dispersion compensation
  • Fiber Bragg grating
  • Integrated pump laser
  • Mid-span spectral inversion
  • Semiconductor lasers

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