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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 13 — Jun. 27, 2005
  • pp: 5074–5079

Performance improvement of optical RZ-receiver by utilizing an all-optical waveform converter

Motoharu Matsuura, Naoto Kishi, and Tetsuya Miki  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 13, pp. 5074-5079 (2005)

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A practical receiver scheme with all-optical waveform conversion is proposed and demonstrated. To mitigate influence of the timing jitter of the received signal, the proposed receiver employs a semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA)-based waveform converter, which can generate signal pulses with a rectangular-like profile. We have evaluated the receiver performances of the conventional and proposed schemes. The receiver sensitivity improvement of 0.7 dB and the phase-margin enlargement of 60 % were simultaneously achieved in comparison with the conventional receiver scheme.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(230.1150) Optical devices : All-optical devices
(230.4320) Optical devices : Nonlinear optical devices

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Research Papers

Original Manuscript: April 18, 2005
Revised Manuscript: June 8, 2005
Published: June 27, 2005

Motoharu Matsuura, Naoto Kishi, and Tetsuya Miki, "Performance improvement of optical RZ-receiver by utilizing an all-optical waveform converter," Opt. Express 13, 5074-5079 (2005)

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