Noise and transmission performance improvement of broadband distributed Raman amplifier using bidirectional Raman pumping with dual order co-pumps

Md Asif Iqbal, Mingming Tan, Lukasz Krzczanowicz, Atalla El-Taher, Wladek Forysiak, Juan Diego Ania-Castañón, Paul Harper

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Abstract

We demonstrate a low noise bidirectional broadband distributed Raman pumping scheme combining dual order co-propagated pumps without increasing the signal RIN level. The noise performance improvement is compared experimentally and numerically with conventional counter-pumping only and bidirectional pumping with only a 2nd order co-pump for a 70nm bandwidth and 61.5km distributed Raman amplifier. The proposed broadband pumping scheme shows 1.2dB maximum noise figure improvement and extends the long-haul transmission reach up to 6150km with a Q-factor improvement of ~0.7dB compared with counter-pumping only scheme.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)27533-27542
Number of pages10
JournalOptics Express
Volume25
Issue number22
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 24 Oct 2017

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Copyright: 2017, Optical Society of America. One print or electronic copy may be made for personal use only. Systematic reproduction and distribution, duplication of any material in this paper for a fee or for commercial purposes, or modifications of the content of this paper are prohibited.

Funder: FP7 ITN programme ICONE (No. 608099), UK EPSRC programme grants EP/J017582/1 (UNLOC), EP/M009092/1 (ToM3) and Spanish grant TEC-2015-71127-C2-1-R(ANOMALOS).

Keywords

  • Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
  • Fiber optics communications

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