We report a polarization-independent 80 Gb/s optical demultiplexer based on cross-phase modulation in 2 meters of bismuth-oxide fiber. We show error- and penalty-free performance even when the polarization state is randomly scrambled.
© 2006 Optical Society of America
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(060.7140) Fiber optics and optical communications : Ultrafast processes in fibers
R. Salem, A. S. Lenihan, G. M. Carter, and T. E. Murphy, "80 Gb/s Polarization-Independent Optical Demultiplexing in Highly Nonlinear Bismuth-Oxide 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 CMT3.
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