40Gbit/s transmission over 406 km of NDSF using mid-span spectral inversion by four-wave-mixing in a 2mm long semiconductor optical amplifier

D. D. Marcenac, D. Nesset, A. E. Kelly, M. Brierley, A. D. Ellis, D. G. Moodie, C. W. Ford

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The transmission of a 4 x 10Gbit/s OTDM data sequence is demonstrated for the first time over 406km of non-dispersion shifted fibre. Four wave mixing in a 2mm long semiconductor optical amplifier was used to compensate for dispersion via midspan spectral inversion. A record 45dB signal-to-noise ratio in a 0.1 nm bandwidth was obtained for the spectrally inverted signal.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)879-880
Number of pages2
JournalElectronics letters
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 8 May 1997

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Times Cited: 40


  • digital communication
  • optical fibre dispersion
  • time division multiplexing
  • multiwave mixing
  • mid-span spectral inversion
  • fibre oprics
  • optical communication
  • semiconductor laser
  • photonic switching systems

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