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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 18 — Sep. 6, 2004
  • pp: 4214–4219

Asynchronous, self-controlled, all-optical label and payload separator using nonlinear polarization rotation in a semiconductor optical amplifier

J.J. Vegas Olmos, I. Tafur Monroy, Y. Liu, M. Garcia Larrode, J. Turkiewicz, H.J.S. Dorren, and A.M.J. Koonen  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 18, pp. 4214-4219 (2004)

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We demonstrate an all-optical label and payload separator based on nonlinear polarization rotation in a semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA). The proposed scheme uses a packet format composed of a label and payload information signal combined with a control signal by using polarization division multiplexing. The control signal is employed to separate the label from the payload signal by exploiting nonlinear polarization rotation in a SOA. Experimental results show a label from payload suppression factor of 22 dB. This scheme operates asynchronously and does not need external control signal. Clean and wide open eye diagrams are obtained for both the payload and the label signal operating at bit-rates of 10 Gbit/s and 625 Mbit/s, respectively.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: July 29, 2004
Revised Manuscript: August 24, 2004
Published: September 6, 2004

J. Vegas Olmos, I. Monroy, Y. Liu, M. Garcia Larrode, J. Turkiewicz, H. Dorren, and A. Koonen, "Asynchronous, self-controlled, all-optical label and payload separator using nonlinear polarization rotation in a semiconductor optical amplifier," Opt. Express 12, 4214-4219 (2004)

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