Transmission impairments due to four-wave mixing in the 1310 nm window

J.P. Turkiewicz, H. Waardt, de

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High speed optical transmission in the 1310 nm window might have a potential for ACCESS and METRO applications considering the restricted distances and the virtual absence of dispersion related system penalties. On the other hand Four-Wave Mixing (FWM) is expected to play a major role in WDM transmission. The effects of FWM has been evaluated in a four channel 10 Gbit/s WDM experiment with 100 GHz channel spacing over 100 km Standard Single Mode Fibre employing semiconductor optical amplifiers (SOA’s) as a booster, in-line and preamplifier. Successful suppression of FWM penalties was achieved by using an unequal spaced channel allocation scheme.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 6th annual symposium of the IEEE/LEOS Benelux Chapter, 2 December 2001, Brussels, Belgium
EditorsF. Berghmans, H. Thienpont, J. Danckaert, L. Desmet
Place of PublicationBrussels, Belgium
ISBN (Print)90-5487247-0
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Event6th Annual Symposium of the IEEE/LEOS Benelux Chapter - Brussels, Belgium
Duration: 3 Dec 20013 Dec 2001
Conference number: 6


Conference6th Annual Symposium of the IEEE/LEOS Benelux Chapter


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