Abstract

A cost-effective all-optical 2R regenerator, comprising a compact self-seeded Fabry-Pérot laser diode, and a bidirectional EDFA, is proposed. This module, with 10.2-dB gain, achieves 6.4-dB power-penalty improvement over the 1R regenerator in the 100-km transmission.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

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