New Bi-Directional Mid Span Spectral Inversion Using Bi-Directional Four Wave Mixing In Semiconductor Optical Amplifiers

A. Buxens, H.N. Poulsen, A.T. Clausen, K.S. Jepsen, K.E. Stubkjaer
24th European Conference on Optical Communication. ECOC '98 (IEEE Cat. No.98TH8398)  
We report bi-directional four wave mixing in a SOA. A 10 Gb/s RZ 60 Km bi-directional mid-span spectral inversion (MSSI) experiment with less than 2 dB penalty is reported. Further we propose a new scheme, the "Swapping MSSl", which allows improved wavelength allocation and bandwidth utilisation.
doi:10.1109/ecoc.1998.731210 fatcat:kmgvisqrtfeyvjq4ekquxu6eta