Optical Amplification and Signal Processing in Highly Nonlinear Optical Fiber

Stojan RADIC  Colin J. McKINSTRIE  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E88-C   No.5   pp.859-869
Publication Date: 2005/05/01
Online ISSN: 
DOI: 10.1093/ietele/e88-c.5.859
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: INVITED PAPER (Joint Special Section on Recent Progress in Optoelectronics and Communications)
optical amplification,  all-optical signal processing,  parametric interaction,  

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Fundamentals of parametric processing in highly nonlinear optical fiber are reviewed. Experimental procedures necessary for construction of one- and two-pump parametric amplifier architectures are described. Pump phase broadening, dispersion fluctuation and birefringence form basic impairment mechanisms in fiber parametric devices and are analyzed in two-pump parametric devices. Parametric signal processing is introduced with specific applications in all-optical regeneration, band conjugation, multicasting, packet switching and signal distortion reversal.