First Multi-Terabit DWDM Transmission and Inline Amplification using a Black-Box Polarisation-Insensitive Fibre Optical Parametric Amplifier (PI-FOPA)

Marc F Stephens, Nicholas J Doran

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We demonstrate a ‘black-box’ PI-FOPA operating with 16dB net-gain within a DWDM transmission system for the first time, amplifying a record 45x127Gb/s equivalent PDM-QPSK signals over 4x75km. Bit error rate performance is evaluated and compared with an all-EDFA system.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 European Conference on Optical Communication (ECOC)
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5386-5624-2
ISBN (Print)978-1-5386-4993-0
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 26 Apr 2018


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