A novel scalable and integrated design that supports optical multicast and burst amplification is proposed and demonstrated experimentally. The powers of incoming signals can be tuned to optimize the results of burst amplification and replication. Experimental results also show that erbium-doped optical Fiber amplication (EDFA) transients can be suppressed to an equally low level regardless of the burst parameters. Extended structure designs are further proposed to satisfy the need of mass replication of multicast signals.
© 2012 Chinese Optics Letters
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(060.1155) Fiber optics and optical communications : All-optical networks
(060.4255) Fiber optics and optical communications : Networks, multicast
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications
Xiaoyuan Cao, Bingbing Wu, Xiaobin Hong, Jian Wu, and Jintong Lin, "All-optical integrated support for multicast and burst amplif ication in transparent optical network," Chin. Opt. Lett. 10, 070606-070606 (2012)