Phase synchronization scheme for a practical phase sensitive amplifier of ASK-NRZ signals

Stylianos Sygletos, Selwan K. Ibrahim, Ruwan Weerasuriya, Richard Phelan, Lars Grüner-Nielsen, Adonis Bogris, Dimitris Syvridis, James O'Gorman, Andrew D. Ellis

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We present a phase locking scheme that enables the demonstration of a practical dual pump degenerate phase sensitive amplifier for 10 Gbit/s non-return to zero amplitude shift keying signals. The scheme makes use of cascaded Mach Zehnder modulators for creating the pump frequencies as well as of injection locking for extracting the signal carrier and synchronizing the local lasers. An in depth optimization study has been performed, based on measured error rate performance, and the main degradation factors have been identified.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12384-12391
Number of pages8
JournalOptics Express
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - 20 Jun 2011

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