40-Gb/s and Highly Accurate All-Optical Intensity Limiter Driving Low-Power-Consumption Based on Self-Phase Modulation by Using Numerical Simulation

Kentaro KAWANISHI  Kazuyoshi ITOH  Tsuyoshi KONISHI  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E96-C   No.2   pp.220-222
Publication Date: 2013/02/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1353
DOI: 10.1587/transele.E96.C.220
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: BRIEF PAPER
optical communication,  optical signal processing,  optical limiter,  nonlinear optics,  

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We report a 40-Gb/s and highly accurate intensity limiter with a single Erbium-Doped Fiber Amplifier (EDFA) for low-power-consumption driving intensity limiting. The intensity limiter based on self-phase modulation with an appropriate pre-chirping procedure makes it possible, which provides a highly accurate limiting of less than 0.01 dB. We fed 40-Gb/s signals with 2.69 dB intensity fluctuation and 4.7 dB improvement on the receiver sensitivity was obtained for a bit error rate of 10-9 by using a numerical simulation.