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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 13 — Jun. 28, 2004
  • pp: 3050–3054

All-optical signal regeneration with wavelength multicasting at 6×10 Gb/s using a single electroabsorption modulator

K. K. Chow and C. Shu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 13, pp. 3050-3054 (2004)

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All-optical signal regeneration with wavelength multicasting has been demonstrated using cross-absorption modulation in a single electroabsorption modulator for the first time. We show that the input signal wavelength can be simultaneously converted to 6 different wavelengths at 10 Gb/s with signal regeneration. The output extinction ratio, the linewidth, and the pulse shape show a significant improvement. A negative power penalty of 2 dB is obtained at 10-9 bit-error-rate level.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2360) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics links and subsystems
(070.4560) Fourier optics and signal processing : Data processing by optical means

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Research Papers

Original Manuscript: June 10, 2004
Revised Manuscript: June 23, 2004
Published: June 28, 2004

K. Chow and C. Shu, "All-optical signal regeneration with wavelength multicasting at 6�?10 Gb/s using a single electroabsorption modulator," Opt. Express 12, 3050-3054 (2004)

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