Fibre optic parametric amplifier for high capacity burst-mode access networks

Chandra B. Gaur, Vladimir Gordienko, Filipe Ferreira, Vitor Ribeiro, Nick J. Doran

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We compare performance of a polarization insensitive fiber optic parametric amplifier (PI-FOPA), a commercial erbium doped fiber amplifier (EDFA) and a discrete Raman amplifier (DRA) in a 50 km long-reach optical access network transmitting bursts of 10 Gbps signal with traffic density ranged from 5% to 97%. We demonstrate that for the same power budget the PI-FOPA allows for transmission of bursty traffic with density up to 97% while DRA and EDFA are limited to 30% and 15%, respectively. Alternatively, we demonstrate PI-FOPA to allow for 3 dB and 5 dB higher power budget than the DRA and EDFA, respectively, for the worst case scenario of 75% traffic density.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)21190-21198
Number of pages9
JournalOptics Express
Issue number14
Early online date22 Jun 2021
Publication statusPublished - 5 Jul 2021

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Published by The Optical Society under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License. Further distribution of this work must maintain attribution to the author(s) and the published article’s title, journal citation, and DOI.

Funding: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EP/M005283/1, EP/R024057/1); UK Research and Innovation (MR/T041218/1); FP7 People: Marie-Curie Actions (POLSAR /71369).


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