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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 23 — Nov. 10, 2008
  • pp: 18889–18894

40 Gbit/s asynchronous digital optical regenerator

D. Hillerkuss, A. Ellis, G. Zarris, D. Simeonidou, J. Leuthold, and D. Cotter  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 23, pp. 18889-18894 (2008)

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We present the first experimental demonstration of an asynchronous digital optical regenerator at 42.67 Gbit/s. The system effectively retimes incoming asynchronous data bursts to a local clock without burst mode clock recovery and converts the signal to a desired wavelength and duty cycle.

© 2008 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: March 12, 2008
Revised Manuscript: August 12, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: August 22, 2008
Published: November 3, 2008

D. Hillerkuss, A. Ellis, G. Zarris, D. Simeonidou, J. Leuthold, and D. Cotter, "40 Gbit/s asynchronous digital optical regenerator," Opt. Express 16, 18889-18894 (2008)

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