We demonstrate high extinction-ratio orthogonal label switching of DRZ/DPSK generated by a dispersion-flattened photonic-crystal-fiber (PCF). Label removal and re-insertion are demonstrated with improved receiver-margin compared to conventional NRZ/DPSK because of the higher extinction-ratio.
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C. W. Chow, C. H. Kwok, Y. Liu, H. K. Tsang, and C. Lin, "High Extinction-Ratio Orthogonal Label Switching of DRZ/DPSK Generated by Photonic Crystal Fiber," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper CMNN6.
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