A new FWM reduction technique based on damping selective wavelengths

Haider J. Abed, Norashidah Md Din, M. H. Al-Mansoori, Fairuz Abdullah, Noora Salim, Hilal A. Fadhil

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This paper proposes a new method that can suppress the four-wave mixing using an Optical Drop Multiplexing (ODM) technique. The four-wave mixing (FWM) behavior and the performance of wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) systems are investigated, using the proposed technique. It is found that the FWM power is drastically reduced to -96 dBm, when the ODM technique was used. For a WDM system at the first channel (193 THz), the suggested approach offered the bit error rate (BER) to be 1.47 ×10-27, in comparison with the absence of the current technique, where BER was 2.53 ×10-17. Moreover, it is found that the proposed technique caused the FWM power to reduce by 28 dB.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)956-961
Number of pages6
JournalUkrainian Journal of Physics
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jan 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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