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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 1 — Jan. 14, 2013
  • pp: 508–518

Full 160-Gb/s OTDM to 16x10-Gb/s WDM conversion with a single nonlinear interaction

Keith G. Petrillo and Mark A. Foster  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 1, pp. 508-518 (2013)

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We experimentally demonstrate full simultaneous error-free demultiplexing of a 160-Gb/s OTDM data stream to 16x10-Gb/s WDM channels in a single nonlinear optical device. A temporal Fourier processor based upon a four-wave mixing (FWM) time lens is used to perform the demultiplexing operation. The FWM pump pulses are chirped such that they temporally overlap to allow for continuous operation; a necessary feature for full demultiplexing. We identify the fundamental challenges of operating in this continuous regime and characterize their impact on the system performance. We determine the main performance impairments to be crosstalk from adjacent WDM channels and crosstalk arising from non-degenerate FWM amongst the OTDM signal and the temporally overlapping pump pulses.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2360) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics links and subsystems
(060.7140) Fiber optics and optical communications : Ultrafast processes in fibers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: October 22, 2012
Revised Manuscript: December 13, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: December 21, 2012
Published: January 7, 2013

Keith G. Petrillo and Mark A. Foster, "Full 160-Gb/s OTDM to 16x10-Gb/s WDM conversion with a single nonlinear interaction," Opt. Express 21, 508-518 (2013)

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