We demonstrate novel all-optical clock recovery for short pulse communication systems based on the temporal Talbot effect. By simply propagating a data stream through 80 km of single-mode fiber, we generate a periodic pulse train.
© 2007 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
(320.0320) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast optics
(320.5550) Ultrafast optics : Pulses
D. Pudo, M. Depa, and L. R. Chen, " All-Optical Clock Recovery Using the Temporal Talbot Effect," 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 OThB7.
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