Optical Amplification and Signal Processing in Highly Nonlinear Optical Fiber

Stojan RADIC   Colin J. McKINSTRIE   

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

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Summary: 
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.