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Tunable chromatic dispersion compensation using chirp control based on XPM in a SOA
Author(s): Bingchen Han; Jinlong Yu; Aixu Zhang; Litai Zhang; Wenrui Wang; Yang Jiang; Enze Yang
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Paper Abstract

We demonstrate a tunable chromatic dispersion (CD) compensation technique using a semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA) and a coil of dispersion compensation fiber (DCF). Based on cross-phase modulation (XPM) in the SOA, the transient chirp of the received signal can be adjusted by tuning the drive current of the SOA and the power of clock pulse. In this way, a 10-Gbit/s tunable CD compensation setup, ranging from -40ps/nm to 60ps/nm, is realized without changing the length of the DCF.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 November 2008
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 7136, Optical Transmission, Switching, and Subsystems VI, 71362A (11 November 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.803995
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Bingchen Han, Tianjin Univ. (China)
Shanxi Datong Univ. (China)
Jinlong Yu, Tianjin Univ. (China)
Aixu Zhang, Tianjin Univ. (China)
Litai Zhang, Tianjin Univ. (China)
Wenrui Wang, Tianjin Univ. (China)
Yang Jiang, Tianjin Univ. (China)
Enze Yang, Tianjin Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7136:
Optical Transmission, Switching, and Subsystems VI
Ken-ichi Kitayama; Pierpaolo C. Ghiggino; Kim Roberts; Yikai Su, Editor(s)

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