All-optical 1×4 broadcast and 1×3 multicast experiments of a 40-Gb/s return-to-zero on-off keying (RZ-OOK) signal based on a periodically poled lithium niobate (PPLN) waveguide are demonstrated in this letter. Clear opened eye diagrams and error-free performance are achieved for the broadcast signals at 1541.3, 1543.7, 1548.5, and 1550.9 nm. Multicast technology uses cascaded second-harmonic generation and difference-frequency generation in a Ti:PPLN waveguide. An error-free operation with a negligible power penalty is achieved for the three wavelength-division multiplexing multicast signals at 1533, 1537, and 1541 nm.
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Fiber Optics and Optical Communications
Lingyun Ye, Ju Wang, Hao Hu, Jinlong Yu, and Kaichen Song, "All-optical broadcast and multicast technologies based on PPLN waveguide," Chin. Opt. Lett. 11, 110604- (2013)