Investigation of Different Transfer Functions for Optical Limiting Amplifier used in a 2R Burst Mode Optical Regenerator

Yash Satish Deodhar, Jeeru Jaya Sankar Reddy, Priyanka Desai Kakade, Rohan Nandkumar Kakade


The major difference between a continuous mode optical regenerator (CMOR) and a burst mode optical regenerator (BMOR) is that a BMOR is capable of handling large variations in the input power which makes it useful in optical packet switched and optical burst switched networks. This is due to the optical limiting amplifier (OLA) present in the BMOR. Using computer modelling, the impact of using different OLA non-linear transfer functions on the output bit error rate of a system consisting of a cascade of 2R BMORs has been investigated.  The effect of amplified spontaneous emission (ASE) noise introduced in the inter-regenerator links has also been taken into consideration. 

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