Abstract

We demonstrate operating wavelength-flexible all-optical signal regeneration with 80 nm wavelength range by simply controlling the pump wavelength of the Raman preamplifier and the passband of broadened signal spectral filtering. In the operating wavelength range, improvements in receiver sensitivity of more than 2.2 dB are successfully achieved.

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2008 (1)

M. Galili, L. K. Oxenlowe, H. C. H. Mulvad, A. T. Clausen, and P. Jeppesen, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 14, 573 (2008).
[CrossRef]

2007 (2)

2006 (3)

A. A. M. Saleh and J. M. Simmons, J. Lightwave Technol. 24, 3303 (2006).
[CrossRef]

M. Matsumoto, Opt. Express 14, 11018 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

C. Yu, T. Luo, B. Zhang, Z. Pan, M. Adler, Y. Wang, J. E. McGeehan, and A. W. Willner, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 2569 (2006).
[CrossRef]

2004 (2)

R. Inohara, K. Nishimura, M. Tsurusawa, M. Usami, and S. Akiba, IEICE Trans. Electron. E87-C, 1106 (2004).

M. Matsumoto, J. Lightwave Technol. 22, 1472 (2004).
[CrossRef]

2003 (2)

J. Leuthold, R. Ryf, D. N. Maywer, S. Cabot, J. Jaques, and S. S. Patel, J. Lightwave Technol. 21, 2863 (2003).
[CrossRef]

T. Ohara, H. Takara, A. Hirano, K. Mori, and S. Kawanishi, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 15, 763 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Adler, M.

C. Yu, T. Luo, B. Zhang, Z. Pan, M. Adler, Y. Wang, J. E. McGeehan, and A. W. Willner, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 2569 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Akiba, S.

R. Inohara, K. Nishimura, M. Tsurusawa, M. Usami, and S. Akiba, IEICE Trans. Electron. E87-C, 1106 (2004).

Cabot, S.

Clausen, A. T.

M. Galili, L. K. Oxenlowe, H. C. H. Mulvad, A. T. Clausen, and P. Jeppesen, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 14, 573 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Feber, S.

S. Watanabe, F. Futami, R. Okabe, Y. Takita, S. Feber, R. Ludwig, C. Schubert, C. Schmidt, and H. G. Weber, in Proceedings of the Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition (OFC'03), OSA Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2003), paper PD16.

Funabashi, M.

Futami, F.

S. Watanabe, F. Futami, R. Okabe, Y. Takita, S. Feber, R. Ludwig, C. Schubert, C. Schmidt, and H. G. Weber, in Proceedings of the Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition (OFC'03), OSA Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2003), paper PD16.

Galili, M.

M. Galili, L. K. Oxenlowe, H. C. H. Mulvad, A. T. Clausen, and P. Jeppesen, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 14, 573 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Harris, D. L.

Hirano, A.

T. Ohara, H. Takara, A. Hirano, K. Mori, and S. Kawanishi, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 15, 763 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Inohara, R.

R. Inohara, K. Nishimura, M. Tsurusawa, M. Usami, and S. Akiba, IEICE Trans. Electron. E87-C, 1106 (2004).

Jaques, J.

Jeppesen, P.

M. Galili, L. K. Oxenlowe, H. C. H. Mulvad, A. T. Clausen, and P. Jeppesen, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 14, 573 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Kawanishi, S.

T. Ohara, H. Takara, A. Hirano, K. Mori, and S. Kawanishi, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 15, 763 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Kishi, N.

Leuthold, J.

Ludwig, R.

S. Watanabe, F. Futami, R. Okabe, Y. Takita, S. Feber, R. Ludwig, C. Schubert, C. Schmidt, and H. G. Weber, in Proceedings of the Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition (OFC'03), OSA Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2003), paper PD16.

Luo, T.

C. Yu, T. Luo, B. Zhang, Z. Pan, M. Adler, Y. Wang, J. E. McGeehan, and A. W. Willner, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 2569 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Mamyshev, P. V.

P. V. Mamyshev, in Proceedings of the European Conference on Optical Communication (ECOC'98) (1998), p. 475.

Matsumoto, M.

Matsuura, M.

Maywer, D. N.

McGeehan, J. E.

C. Yu, T. Luo, B. Zhang, Z. Pan, M. Adler, Y. Wang, J. E. McGeehan, and A. W. Willner, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 2569 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Miki, T.

Mori, K.

T. Ohara, H. Takara, A. Hirano, K. Mori, and S. Kawanishi, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 15, 763 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Mulvad, H. C. H.

M. Galili, L. K. Oxenlowe, H. C. H. Mulvad, A. T. Clausen, and P. Jeppesen, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 14, 573 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Nishimura, K.

R. Inohara, K. Nishimura, M. Tsurusawa, M. Usami, and S. Akiba, IEICE Trans. Electron. E87-C, 1106 (2004).

Ohara, T.

T. Ohara, H. Takara, A. Hirano, K. Mori, and S. Kawanishi, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 15, 763 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Okabe, R.

S. Watanabe, F. Futami, R. Okabe, Y. Takita, S. Feber, R. Ludwig, C. Schubert, C. Schmidt, and H. G. Weber, in Proceedings of the Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition (OFC'03), OSA Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2003), paper PD16.

Oxenlowe, L. K.

M. Galili, L. K. Oxenlowe, H. C. H. Mulvad, A. T. Clausen, and P. Jeppesen, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 14, 573 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Pan, Z.

Z. Zhu, M. Funabashi, Z. Pan, L. Paraschis, D. L. Harris, and S. J. B. Yoo, J. Lightwave Technol. 25, 504 (2007).
[CrossRef]

C. Yu, T. Luo, B. Zhang, Z. Pan, M. Adler, Y. Wang, J. E. McGeehan, and A. W. Willner, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 2569 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Paraschis, L.

Patel, S. S.

Ryf, R.

Saleh, A. A. M.

Schmidt, C.

S. Watanabe, F. Futami, R. Okabe, Y. Takita, S. Feber, R. Ludwig, C. Schubert, C. Schmidt, and H. G. Weber, in Proceedings of the Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition (OFC'03), OSA Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2003), paper PD16.

Schubert, C.

S. Watanabe, F. Futami, R. Okabe, Y. Takita, S. Feber, R. Ludwig, C. Schubert, C. Schmidt, and H. G. Weber, in Proceedings of the Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition (OFC'03), OSA Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2003), paper PD16.

Simmons, J. M.

Takara, H.

T. Ohara, H. Takara, A. Hirano, K. Mori, and S. Kawanishi, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 15, 763 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Takita, Y.

S. Watanabe, F. Futami, R. Okabe, Y. Takita, S. Feber, R. Ludwig, C. Schubert, C. Schmidt, and H. G. Weber, in Proceedings of the Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition (OFC'03), OSA Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2003), paper PD16.

Tsurusawa, M.

R. Inohara, K. Nishimura, M. Tsurusawa, M. Usami, and S. Akiba, IEICE Trans. Electron. E87-C, 1106 (2004).

Usami, M.

R. Inohara, K. Nishimura, M. Tsurusawa, M. Usami, and S. Akiba, IEICE Trans. Electron. E87-C, 1106 (2004).

Wang, Y.

C. Yu, T. Luo, B. Zhang, Z. Pan, M. Adler, Y. Wang, J. E. McGeehan, and A. W. Willner, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 2569 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Watanabe, S.

S. Watanabe, F. Futami, R. Okabe, Y. Takita, S. Feber, R. Ludwig, C. Schubert, C. Schmidt, and H. G. Weber, in Proceedings of the Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition (OFC'03), OSA Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2003), paper PD16.

Weber, H. G.

S. Watanabe, F. Futami, R. Okabe, Y. Takita, S. Feber, R. Ludwig, C. Schubert, C. Schmidt, and H. G. Weber, in Proceedings of the Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition (OFC'03), OSA Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2003), paper PD16.

Willner, A. W.

C. Yu, T. Luo, B. Zhang, Z. Pan, M. Adler, Y. Wang, J. E. McGeehan, and A. W. Willner, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 2569 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Yoo, S. J. B.

Yu, C.

C. Yu, T. Luo, B. Zhang, Z. Pan, M. Adler, Y. Wang, J. E. McGeehan, and A. W. Willner, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 2569 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Zhang, B.

C. Yu, T. Luo, B. Zhang, Z. Pan, M. Adler, Y. Wang, J. E. McGeehan, and A. W. Willner, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 2569 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Zhu, Z.

IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. (1)

M. Galili, L. K. Oxenlowe, H. C. H. Mulvad, A. T. Clausen, and P. Jeppesen, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 14, 573 (2008).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (2)

T. Ohara, H. Takara, A. Hirano, K. Mori, and S. Kawanishi, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 15, 763 (2003).
[CrossRef]

C. Yu, T. Luo, B. Zhang, Z. Pan, M. Adler, Y. Wang, J. E. McGeehan, and A. W. Willner, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 2569 (2006).
[CrossRef]

IEICE Trans. Electron. (1)

R. Inohara, K. Nishimura, M. Tsurusawa, M. Usami, and S. Akiba, IEICE Trans. Electron. E87-C, 1106 (2004).

J. Lightwave Technol. (4)

Opt. Express (1)

Opt. Lett. (1)

Other (2)

P. V. Mamyshev, in Proceedings of the European Conference on Optical Communication (ECOC'98) (1998), p. 475.

S. Watanabe, F. Futami, R. Okabe, Y. Takita, S. Feber, R. Ludwig, C. Schubert, C. Schmidt, and H. G. Weber, in Proceedings of the Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition (OFC'03), OSA Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2003), paper PD16.

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup for wavelength-flexible all-optical signal regeneration.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Wavelength dependence of transmission loss without the Raman pump and normalized ASE spectra of Raman amplifier for various pump wavelengths.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Gain characteristics of the Raman amplifier for various signal wavelengths.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Measured BER characteristics of BtoB, degraded, and regenerated signals at the input signal wavelengths of (a) 1530, (b) 1550, and (c) 1570 nm. Insets show eye patterns of these signals.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

(a) Receiver sensitivity improvement and its optimum filter offset wavelength of the regenerator for various input signal wavelengths. (b) Eye patterns of the regenerated signals at input signal wavelengths of 1510, 1520, 1540, 1560, 1580, and 1590 nm.

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