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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 14 — Jul. 10, 2006
  • pp: 6414–6427

3R optical regeneration: An all-optical solution with BER improvement

Martin Rochette, Justin L. Blows, and Benjamin J. Eggleton  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 14, pp. 6414-6427 (2006)

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We demonstrate that an optical regenerator architecture providing re-amplification, re-shaping, and re-timing based on the principle of spectral shift followed by filtering can lead to bit error ratio improvement of the signal passing through it. This is in contrast with typical regenerators based on the usual principle of power conversion from a transfer function, which are unable to improve the bit error ratio. At first, we provide the theoretical basis that explains this improvement. Then we present the regenerator architecture based on spectral shift followed by filtering and provide experimental evidence of bit error ratio improvement of a noisy signal from 3×10-6 without regenerator to 2×10-10 with regenerator.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.7140) Fiber optics and optical communications : Ultrafast processes in fibers
(190.4360) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, devices

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: June 22, 2006
Revised Manuscript: July 27, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: June 27, 2006
Published: July 10, 2006

Martin Rochette, Justin L. Blows, and Benjamin J. Eggleton, "3R optical regeneration: an all-optical solution with BER improvement," Opt. Express 14, 6414-6427 (2006)

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