Remote Over-saturation Amplification of Optical fiber Monitoring Pulses

Breno Perlingeiro, Pedro Braga, Felipe Calliari, Guilherme Temporão, Gustavo Amaral, Jean von der Weid

Abstract

Optical fibers constitute a staggering portion of the physical layer underlying modern communication networks. To extend the reach of such networks around the globe, long-haul links are necessary. In this context, establishing a connection between two remote locations is only possible due to signal booster stations interspersed along the way. Supervision of such long distance links is of the utmost importance for their reliable operation. For multiplexed networks, high-ratio optical splitters are necessary to distribute the optical signal to multiple users, diminishing severely the transmitted power for each network. In this work, an automated signal boosting remote station for monitoring signals is presented. A Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) is part of the remote station and grants its autonomous operation. Making use of a topology capable of reaching over-saturation amplification of semiconductor optical amplifiers (SOA), a higher portion of the optical loss experienced in the splitter is precompensated in the remote node allowing for supervision reach-extension. Approximately 0.5 dB of increased dynamic range is experimentally achieved when comparing the proposed remote station with another one using the same optical amplifier. Even though the obtained extra gain is a minor improvement, the proposed topology paves the way for scalable amplification, allowing for longer reaches.

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Perlingeiro B., Braga P., Calliari F., Temporão G., Amaral G. and von der Weid J. (2019). Remote Over-saturation Amplification of Optical fiber Monitoring Pulses.In Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Photonics, Optics and Laser Technology - Volume 1: PHOTOPTICS, ISBN 978-989-758-364-3, pages 139-146. DOI: 10.5220/0007365401390146


in Bibtex Style

@conference{photoptics19,
author={Breno Perlingeiro and Pedro Braga and Felipe Calliari and Guilherme Temporão and Gustavo Amaral and Jean von der Weid},
title={Remote Over-saturation Amplification of Optical fiber Monitoring Pulses},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Photonics, Optics and Laser Technology - Volume 1: PHOTOPTICS,},
year={2019},
pages={139-146},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0007365401390146},
isbn={978-989-758-364-3},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Photonics, Optics and Laser Technology - Volume 1: PHOTOPTICS,
TI - Remote Over-saturation Amplification of Optical fiber Monitoring Pulses
SN - 978-989-758-364-3
AU - Perlingeiro B.
AU - Braga P.
AU - Calliari F.
AU - Temporão G.
AU - Amaral G.
AU - von der Weid J.
PY - 2019
SP - 139
EP - 146
DO - 10.5220/0007365401390146