Abstract

A frequency offset and phase control method is described for a differential-phase-shift-keying (DPSK) 2R (reamplification and reshaping) regenerator based on a nonlinear Mach–Zehnder interferometer. The controller is comprised of a coherent receiver, analog-to-digital converters (ADCs), a digital signal processor, and an optical frequency/phase shifter. For a 40 Gb/s DPSK signal, simulation results demonstrate that an ADC sampling rate of only 335.94 MSa/s is needed to adequately estimate the frequency offset and phase noise, and adjust the pump signal accordingly. The cascadability of the 2R regenerator is evaluated in recirculating loop simulations for different regenerator spacings, using both ideal DPSK signals and captured experimental DPSK signals. The influence of residual span dispersion on the performance is investigated.

© 2015 IEEE

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