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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 48, Iss. 5 — Feb. 10, 2009
  • pp: 924–931

Real-time all-optical performance monitoring using optical bit-shape correlation

Feras Abou-Galala and Betty Lise Anderson  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 48, Issue 5, pp. 924-931 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.48.000924


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Abstract

A new optical performance monitoring technique of an optical link in real time is experimentally demonstrated. Rather than comparing bit streams or analyzing eye diagrams, we use a novel optical correlator to compare the shapes of the individual received bits to a standard. The all-optical correlator outputs a pulse whose strength directly measures the degradation of the bit during transmission. Results are produced within three bit periods in real time instead of requiring statistical analysis of long data streams. The correlator is based on a simplified White cell-based true-time delay device.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(070.4550) Fourier optics and signal processing : Correlators
(200.4560) Optics in computing : Optical data processing

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: October 22, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: December 16, 2008
Published: February 3, 2009

Citation
Feras Abou-Galala and Betty Lise Anderson, "Real-time all-optical performance monitoring using optical bit-shape correlation," Appl. Opt. 48, 924-931 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-48-5-924

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