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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 17 — Aug. 20, 2007
  • pp: 10492–10497

Optical data packet synchronization and multiplexing using a tunable optical delay based on wavelength conversion and inter-channel chromatic dispersion

Irfan Fazal, Omer Yilmaz, Scott Nuccio, Bo Zhang, Alan E. Willner, Carsten Langrock, and Martin M. Fejer  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 17, pp. 10492-10497 (2007)

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10 Gb/s non-return-to-zero (NRZ) on-off keyed (OOK) optical data packets are synchronized and time-multiplexed using a 26-ns tunable all-optical delay line. The delay element is based on wavelength conversion in periodically poled lithium niobate (PPLN) waveguides, inter-channel chromatic dispersion in dispersion compensating fiber (DCF) and intra-channel dispersion compensation with a chirped fiber Bragg grating (FBG). Delay reconfiguration time is measured to be less than 300 ps.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2360) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics links and subsystems
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(060.4259) Fiber optics and optical communications : Networks, packet-switched

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: May 9, 2007
Revised Manuscript: August 1, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: August 2, 2007
Published: August 6, 2007

Irfan Fazal, Omer Yilmaz, Scott Nuccio, Bo Zhang, Alan E. Willner, Carsten Langrock, and Martin M. Fejer, "Optical data packet synchronization and multiplexing using a tunable optical delay based on wavelength conversion and inter-channel chromatic dispersion," Opt. Express 15, 10492-10497 (2007)

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