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20 September 1996 High-speed digital transmission systems with bidirectional optical fiber amplifiers
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Bidirectional optical transmission over a single fiber is an important way to increase system's capacity. This paper will present the realization of practical fiber transmission systems based on a new generation of bidirectional optical fiber amplifiers (BID-EDFA), where the bidirectionality of the BID-EDFA is accomplished by using a WDM interference filter. Reliable bidirectional multi-span transmission at 2.5 Gb/s and 10 Gb/s has been achieved with significant system margins. The effect of system performance degradations caused by EDFA gain tilt and multi-path interference are discussed and methods of parameter optimization are outlined. Predicted and measured performances are compared and specific applications are presented.
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Rongqing Hui, Martin Poettcker, and Maurice S. O'Sullivan "High-speed digital transmission systems with bidirectional optical fiber amplifiers", Proc. SPIE 2893, Fiber Optic Components and Optical Communication, (20 September 1996);

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