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Optics Express

  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 20 — Oct. 4, 2004
  • pp: 4875–4880

Optical data transmission using periodic in-line all-optical format conversion

Sonia Boscolo and Sergei K. Turitsyn  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 20, pp. 4875-4880 (2004)

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We introduce a novel transmission technique of periodic in-line all-optical format conversion between return-to-zero and non-return-to-zero-like aimed at delaying the accumulation of format-specific impairments. A particular realization of this approach using in-line normal dispersion fibre-enhanced nonlinear optical loop mirrors at 40Gbit/s data rate is presented.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(070.4340) Fourier optics and signal processing : Nonlinear optical signal processing
(230.1150) Optical devices : All-optical devices

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Original Manuscript: August 2, 2004
Revised Manuscript: September 21, 2004
Published: October 4, 2004

Sonia Boscolo and Sergei Turitsyn, "Optical data transmission using periodic in-line all-optical format conversion," Opt. Express 12, 4875-4880 (2004)

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