We demonstrate a novel 40-Gb/s optical 3R regenerator that utilizes a traveling-wave electroabsorption modulator-based optical clock recovery. A regenerative fiber XPM wavelength converter is used to implement re-shaping function. 3R regeneration is demonstrated with a reduced timing jitter.
© 2005 Optical Society of America
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(070.0070) Fourier optics and signal processing : Fourier optics and signal processing
(070.4560) Fourier optics and signal processing : Data processing by optical means
Z. Hu, H. Chou, J. E. Bowers, and D. J. Blumenthal, " 40-Gb/s Optical 3R Regeneration Using a Traveling-Wave Electroabsorption Modulator-Based Optical Clock Recovery," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition and The National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper OTuO5.
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