[OPTICAL REVIEW Vol. 18, No. 3 (2011) 257-263]
© 2011 The Japan Society of Applied Physics

Active Mamyshev Regenerator

Christophe FINOT*, Julien FATOME, Stéphane PITOIS, Guy MILLOT, and Erwan PINCEMIN1

Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire CARNOT de Bourgogne, UMR 5209 CNRS/Université de Bourgogne, 9 av. Alain Savary, 21078 Dijon, France
1France Telecom, Orange Labs, 2 Avenue Pierre Marzin, 22307 Lannion Cedex, France

(Received November 21, 2010; Accepted March 2, 2011)

In this contribution, we numerically and experimentally investigate the extension of the so-called Mamyshev regenerator with the implementation of an additional Raman gain. We evaluate the potential efficiency and advantages of this new active Mamyshev regenerator at 40 Gbps and we highlight a strong reduction of the working power as well as a large improvement of the available output power.

Key words: optical regeneration, nonlinear optics, optical fibers

*E-mail address: christophe.finot@u-bourgogne.fr