We propose a novel OTDM scheme with hybrid RZ-ASK/RZ-DPSK formats and investigate its demultiplexing performance. Experiment showed the tolerances to demultiplexing timing misalignment were improved by 180% and 70%, for RZ-ASK and RZ-DPSK channels, respectively.
© 2007 Optical Society of America
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.4080) Fiber optics and optical communications : Modulation
(060.4230) Fiber optics and optical communications : Multiplexing
N. Deng and C. Chan, " Enhanced Tolerance to Demultiplexing Misalignment in an OTDM System with Hybrid RZ-ASK/DPSK Formats," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition and The National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference, OSA Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2007), paper JWA51.