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Optics Express

  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 16 — Aug. 8, 2005
  • pp: 6217–6227

Time domain all-optical signal processing at a RZ optical receiver

Sonia Boscolo, Sergei K. Turitsyn, and Keith J. Blow  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 16, pp. 6217-6227 (2005)

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We propose a new all-optical signal processing technique to enhance the performance of a return-to-zero optical receiver, which is based on nonlinear temporal pulse broadening and flattening in a normal dispersion fiber and subsequent slicing of the pulse temporal waveform. The potential of the method is demonstrated by application to timing jitter-and noise-limited transmission at 40Gbit/s.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2360) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics links and subsystems
(070.4340) Fourier optics and signal processing : Nonlinear optical signal processing
(230.1150) Optical devices : All-optical devices

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Research Papers

Original Manuscript: March 30, 2005
Revised Manuscript: July 6, 2005
Published: August 8, 2005

Sonia Boscolo, Sergei Turitsyn, and Keith Blow, "Time domain all-optical signal processing at a RZ optical receiver," Opt. Express 13, 6217-6227 (2005)

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