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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 23 — Nov. 13, 2006
  • pp: 10984–10989

High-sensitivity multi-channel single-interferometer DPSK receiver

D. O. Caplan, M. L. Stevens, and J. J. Carney  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 23, pp. 10984-10989 (2006)

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A high-sensitivity method of demodulating wavelength-division-multiplexed optical DPSK channels using a single interferometer is described and demonstrated. We show that this technique can operate within existing standards and achieve near-quantum-limited receiver performance. The resulting hardware simplification has potential to reduce the cost of deploying and scaling future wide-band optical-communication networks employing WDM-DPSK.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
(060.5060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Phase modulation

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: September 18, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: October 10, 2006
Published: November 13, 2006

D. O. Caplan, M. L. Stevens, and J. J. Carney, "High-sensitivity multi-channel single-interferometer DPSK receiver," Opt. Express 14, 10984-10989 (2006)

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