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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 14 — Jul. 9, 2007
  • pp: 8507–8512

Asynchronous Digital Optical Regenerator for 4 × 40 Gbit/s WDM to 160 Gbit/s OTDM Conversion

C. W. Chow, A. D. Ellis, and D. Cotter  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 14, pp. 8507-8512 (2007)

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We propose and numerically analyse an asynchronous digital optical regenerator using a single-EAM loop and a novel neighbor-combine approach. It effectively re-synchronizes input signals with arbitrary phases to the local clock, and regenerates signals with high amplitude fluctuation and polarization mode dispersion. We demonstrate the application of this regenerator for 4×40 Gbit/s WDM to 160 Gbit/s OTDM conversion.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: February 26, 2007
Revised Manuscript: May 25, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: May 30, 2007
Published: June 25, 2007

C. W. Chow, A. D. Ellis, and D. Cotter, "Asynchronous Digital Optical Regenerator for 4 × 40 Gbit/s WDM to 160 Gbit/s OTDM Conversion," Opt. Express 15, 8507-8512 (2007)

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