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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 11, Iss. 17 — Aug. 25, 2003
  • pp: 2047–2052

All-optical time-division demultiplexing with polarization-diversity nonlinear loop interferometer

T. K. Liang, H. K. Tsang, C. S. Wong, and C. Shu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 11, Issue 17, pp. 2047-2052 (2003)

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We demonstrate a polarization insensitive time-division demultiplexer using semiconductor optical amplifier based nonlinear interferometer in a polarization-diversity loop. The demultiplexer had a very low switching energy (<100 femtojoules) and error-free operation in demultiplexing a 40 Gb/s input was achieved. The residual polarization dependence of the incident signal was found to be only 0.3 dB. Capability of demultiplexing at higher bit rates was proved by the ultrafast switching of 160 Gb/s pulses.

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OCIS Codes
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(060.2360) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics links and subsystems

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Research Papers

Original Manuscript: July 29, 2003
Revised Manuscript: August 15, 2003
Published: August 25, 2003

T. K. Liang, H. Tsang, C. Wong, and C. Shu, "All-optical time-division demultiplexing with polarization-diversity nonlinear loop interferometer," Opt. Express 11, 2047-2052 (2003)

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