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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 4 — Feb. 14, 2011
  • pp: 2952–2958

Bit-rate variable DPSK demodulation based on cascaded four-wave mixing

Yongheng Dai and Chester Shu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 4, pp. 2952-2958 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.002952


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Abstract

We report a demodulator for DPSK signals at variable bit rates based on cascaded four-wave mixing (FWM). The demodulation utilizes two FWM processes in a photonic crystal fiber (PCF) with in-between dispersion in a chirped fiber Bragg grating (CFBG). The first FWM generates a wavelength-tunable idler carrying phase information of the signal. A tunable optical delay between the signal and the idler is then introduced by dispersion. The signal, the idler, and the pump are reflected by the CFBG with a reflectance of 99% back to the PCF to initiate the second FWM process. In the second FWM, the phase relationship between the signal and the one-bit-delayed idler determines an amplification or attenuation of the idler, converting phase modulation to intensity modulation. Error-free demodulations have been successfully demonstrated for both NRZ and RZ-DPSK signals at 5 and 10 Gb/s.

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OCIS Codes
(060.5060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Phase modulation
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: November 23, 2010
Revised Manuscript: December 19, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: December 20, 2010
Published: February 1, 2011

Citation
Yongheng Dai and Chester Shu, "Bit-rate variable DPSK demodulation based on cascaded four-wave mixing," Opt. Express 19, 2952-2958 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-4-2952


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