Transmission of 2-ps optical pulses at 1550 nm over 40-km standard fiber using midspan optical phase conjugation in semiconductor optical amplifiers

We demonstrate transmission of 2-ps optical pulses at 1550 nm over 40 km of standard fiber by employing midspan optical phase conjugation in semiconductor optical amplifiers (SOAs). The second-order group-velocity dispersion of the fiber is completely compensated and the third-order dispersion becomes a major transmission limitation. This experiment shows… (More)