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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 5 — Mar. 5, 2007
  • pp: 2564–2572

High-quality amplitude jitter reduction and extinction enhancement using a power-symmetric NOLM and a polarizer

O. Pottiez, B. Ibarra-Escamilla, and E. A. Kuzin  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 5, pp. 2564-2572 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.15.002564


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Abstract

Four procedures for simultaneous high-quality amplitude jitter reduction and extinction ratio enhancement of optical data streams are presented and studied using numerical simulations. They all rely on the use of a power-balanced NOLM, optionally followed by a polarizer. The setup can be operated in various regimes, leading to several switching characteristics with different merits in the frame of the proposed application. These are discussed and compared with the results obtained using other NOLM configurations.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(230.4320) Optical devices : Nonlinear optical devices
(230.5440) Optical devices : Polarization-selective devices

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

History
Original Manuscript: August 30, 2006
Revised Manuscript: January 23, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: January 29, 2007
Published: March 5, 2007

Citation
O. Pottiez, B. Ibarra-Escamilla, and E. A. Kuzin, "High-quality amplitude jitter reduction and extinction enhancement using a power-symmetric NOLM and a polarizer," Opt. Express 15, 2564-2572 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-15-5-2564


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