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Current issue   Ukr. J. Phys. 2014, Vol. 58, N 10, p.956-961
doi:10.15407/ujpe58.10.0956    Paper

Abed H.J.1, Din N.M.2, Al-Mansoori M.H.3, Abdullah F.2, Salim N.2, Fadhil H.A.4

1 Department of Electrical Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Babylon
(Babel-City, Iraq; e-mail: haiderlaser@yahoo.com)
2 Centre for Communication Services Convergence Technologies, College of Engineering,
Universiti Tenaga Nasional
(Jalan IKRAM-Uniten, 43000 Kajang, Malaysia)
3 Faculty of Engineering, Sohar University
(PO Box 44, PCI 311, Sohar, Oman)
4 School of Computer & Communication Engineering, University Malaysia Perlis
(Tingkat 1, Kampus Tetap Pauh Putra, 02600 Arau, Perlis)

A New FWM Reduction Technique Based on Damping Selective Wavelengths

Section: Optics, lasers, and quantum electronics
Original Author's Text: English

Abstract: 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.

Key words: four wave mixing, ODM, nonlinear effect, WDM, BER, FWM suppression methods.