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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 17 — Aug. 22, 2005
  • pp: 6401–6406

Compact all-optical packet clock and data recovery circuit using generic integrated MZI switches

P. Bakopoulos, D. Tsiokos, O. Zouraraki, H. Avramopoulos, G. Maxwell, and A. Poustie  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 17, pp. 6401-6406 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OPEX.13.006401


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Abstract

We present and evaluate a compact, all-optical Clock and Data Recovery (CDR) circuit based on integrated Mach Zehnder interferometric switches. Successful operation for short packet-mode traffic of variable length and phase alignment is demonstrated. The acquired clock signal rises within 2 bits and decays within 15 bits, irrespective of packet length and phase. Error-free operation is demonstrated at 10 Gb/s.

© 2005 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(050.2230) Diffraction and gratings : Fabry-Perot
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
(230.1150) Optical devices : All-optical devices
(250.5980) Optoelectronics : Semiconductor optical amplifiers

ToC Category:
Research Papers

History
Original Manuscript: May 25, 2005
Revised Manuscript: July 12, 2005
Published: August 22, 2005

Citation
P. Bakopoulos, D. Tsiokos, O. Zouraraki, H. Avramopoulos, G. Maxwell, and A. Poustie, "Compact all-optical packet clock and data recovery circuit using generic integrated MZI switches," Opt. Express 13, 6401-6406 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-13-17-6401


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