A comparative study of noisy signal evolution in 2R all-optical regenerators with normal and anomalous average dispersions using an accelerated Multicanonical Monte Carlo method

Taras I. Lakoba, Michael Vasilyev
2008 Optics Express  
In [Opt. Express 15, 10061 (2007) ] we proposed a new regime of multichannel all-optical regeneration that required anomalous average dispersion. This regime is superior to the previously studied normal-dispersion regime when signal distortions are deterministic in their temporal shape. However, there was a concern that the regenerator with anomalous average dispersion may be prone to noise amplification via modulational instability. Here, we show that this, in general, is not the case.
more » ... , in the range of input powers that is of interest for multichannel regeneration, the device with anomalous average dispersion may even provide less noise amplification than the one with normal dispersion. These results are obtained with an improved version of the parallelized modification of the Multicanonical Monte Carlo method proposed in [IEEE
doi:10.1364/oe.16.017714 pmid:18958052 fatcat:ulu7jsvnn5gu3la3dqxhxllbaq