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Two-photon-absorption-based OSNR monitor for NRZ-PSK transmission systems

Reid, Douglas A. and Bondarczuk, Krzysztof and Dexter, Karl J. and Shi, Kai and Anandarajah, Prince M. and Barry, Liam P. and Guo, Wei-Hua and O'Dowd, John and Lynch, Michael and Bradley, A. L. and Donegan, John F. (2010) Two-photon-absorption-based OSNR monitor for NRZ-PSK transmission systems. IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, 22 (5). pp. 275-277. ISSN 1041-1135

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Abstract

A two-photon absorption microcavity-based technique for monitoring in-band optical signal-to-noise ratio (OSNR) in nonreturn-to-zero phase-shift-keying systems is presented. Experiments using a 10-Gb/s differential phase-shift-keying system showed that accurate measurements ( 1 dB) were possible for OSNRs in excess of 20 dB.

Item Type:Article (Published)
Refereed:Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords:optical performance monitoring; optical signal-to-noise ratio (OSNR) measurement; phase-shift keying (PSK); two-photon absorption (TPA);
Subjects:Engineering > Optical communication
DCU Faculties and Centres:Research Initiatives and Centres > Research Institute for Networks and Communications Engineering (RINCE)
Publisher:Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Official URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/LPT.2009.2038718
Copyright Information:©2010 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or to reuse any copyrighted component of this work in other works must be obtained from the IEEE.
ID Code:15242
Deposited On:22 Feb 2010 14:15 by DORAS Administrator. Last Modified 22 Feb 2010 14:15

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