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Wavelength division and subcarrier system based on Brillouin amplification
Author(s): Yang-Han Lee; Jingshown Wu; Ming-Seng Kao; Hen-Wai Tsao
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Paper Abstract

This paper analyzes an optical wavelength division multiplexing system (WDM) with subcarrier multiplexing (SCM). The pump laser is tuned to amplify the corresponding optical carrier by fiber Brillouin amplification (FBA) in WDM for the desired group of SCM signals and then a microwave tuner is used to select the desired channel in this group. This system has the benefits of eliminating the need of polarization control, the ability of phase noise cancelling due to the 'squaring' photodetection process of the selected optical carrier together with its SCM channels, and enhancement of optical receiver sensitivities by amplification of the carrier.

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Date Published: 1 October 1991
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1579, Advanced Fiber Communications Technologies, (1 October 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.50148
Show Author Affiliations
Yang-Han Lee, National Taiwan Univ. (Taiwan)
Jingshown Wu, National Taiwan Univ. (Taiwan)
Ming-Seng Kao, National Chiao Tung Univ. (Taiwan)
Hen-Wai Tsao, National Taiwan Univ. (Taiwan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1579:
Advanced Fiber Communications Technologies
Leonid G. Kazovsky, Editor(s)

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