OSA's Digital Library

Applied Optics

Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 49, Iss. 7 — Mar. 1, 2010
  • pp: 1158–1162

Investigation of all-optical nonreturn-to-zero-to-return-to-zero format converter based on a semiconductor optical amplifier and a reconfigurable delayed interferometer

Xiaofan Zhao and Caiyun Lou  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 49, Issue 7, pp. 1158-1162 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.49.001158


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (968 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

A simple and robust all-optical nonreturn-to-zero to return-to-zero (RZ) format converter is demonstrated and investigated using a semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA) and a reconfigurable delayed interferometer. The scheme can be used to convert input signals at different bit rates and obtain converted signals with tunable duty cycles. Format conversion at 10 Gb / s is achieved with a negative power penalty of 4.9 dB at a bit-error rate of 10 9 . Transmission of the converted RZ signal over a dispersion-managed fiber link of 80 km results in only a small power penalty of 0.9 dB . In addition, the format converter is found to be insensitive to the power fluctuation of the optical clock, as the SOA works in the saturation regime.

© 2010 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.1810) Fiber optics and optical communications : Buffers, couplers, routers, switches, and multiplexers
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(070.4340) Fourier optics and signal processing : Nonlinear optical signal processing
(230.1150) Optical devices : All-optical devices

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

History
Original Manuscript: October 19, 2009
Revised Manuscript: January 24, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: January 29, 2010
Published: February 26, 2010

Citation
Xiaofan Zhao and Caiyun Lou, "Investigation of all-optical nonreturn-to-zero-to-return-to-zero format converter based on a semiconductor optical amplifier and a reconfigurable delayed interferometer," Appl. Opt. 49, 1158-1162 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-49-7-1158

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

If you are accessing the full text through a member bundle, please use the Enhanced HTML link to gain access to the citation lists and other restricted features. Note that accessing both the PDF and HTML versions of an article will count as only one download against your account.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

If you are accessing the full text through a member bundle, please use the Enhanced HTML link to gain access to the citation lists and other restricted features. Note that accessing both the PDF and HTML versions of an article will count as only one download against your account.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

If you wish to use one of your free member downloads to view the figures, click "Enhanced HTML" above and access the figures from the article itself or from the navigation tab.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

If you are accessing the full text through a member bundle, please use the Enhanced HTML link to gain access to the citation lists and other restricted features. Note that accessing both the PDF and HTML versions of an article will count as only one download against your account.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited