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.
|Number of pages||9|
|Early online date||22 Jun 2021|
|Publication status||Published - 5 Jul 2021|
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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).