Performance comparison of 2R and 3R optical regeneration schemes at 40 Gb/s for application to all-optical networks

Sonia Boscolo*, Sergei K. Turitsyn, Vladimir K. Mezentsev

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Abstract

This paper numerically analyzes the performances of a 2R (reamplification and reshaping) regenerator based on a nonlinear optical loop mirror and a 3R (reamplification, reshaping, and retiming) regenerator using a nonlinearly enhanced amplitude modulator in 40-Gb/s standard single-mode fiber (SMF)-based optical networks with large amplifier spacing. The characteristics of one- (600 km of SMF) and two-step regeneration are examined and the feasibility of wavelength-division multiplexing operation is demonstrated. © 2005 IEEE.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)304-309
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Lightwave Technology
Volume23
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2005

Keywords

  • All-optical regeneration
  • Amplitude modulation
  • Nonlinear optical loop mirror

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