We propose a 2R regeneration scheme based on a nonlinear optical loop mirror and optical filtering. The feasibility of wavelength-division multiplexing operation at 40 Gbit/s is numerically demonstrated. We examine the characteristics of one-step regeneration and discuss networking applications.
© 2002 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: November 20, 2002
Revised Manuscript: November 20, 2002
Published: December 20, 2002
Sonia Boscolo, Keith Blow, and Sergei Turitsyn, "All-optical 2R regeneration in scalable 40-Gbit/s wavelength-division multiplexed networks," J. Opt. Netw. 2, 10-16 (2003)