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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 25 — Dec. 7, 2009
  • pp: 22960–22973

Multiple-channel optical signal processing with wavelength-waveform conversions, pulsewidth tunability, and signal regeneration

Hung Nguyen Tan, Motoharu Matsuura, Tomoya Katafuchi, and Naoto Kishi  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 25, pp. 22960-22973 (2009)

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A multiple-channel multiple-function optical signal processor (MCMF-OSP) including wavelength-waveform conversions, pulsewidth tunability, and signal regeneration is realized through AND logic gate based on optical parametric processing with a pulsewidth-tunable RZ clock pump. The proposed scheme simultaneously offers four signal processing functions which are useful in wavelength-division multiplexing (WDM) transmission systems, and at network nodes with the necessity for multiple-channel data processing. After the discussions on the concept of MCMF-OSP, a proof-of concept experiment is demonstrated on four 10 Gb/s nonreturn-to-zero (NRZ) data format channels using nonlinearities in semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA) and highly nonlinear fiber (HNLF). A wavelength and waveform conversions to return-to-zero (RZ) modulation format are obtained together with pulsewidth-tunable range from 20% to 80% duty cycles for all input signals. The converted signals inherit the timing and waveform of the RZ clock pump, thus resulting in a time regeneration and large tolerance to narrow-band optical filtering (NAOF) and fiber accumulated chromatic dispersion (CD).

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OCIS Codes
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(250.5980) Optoelectronics : Semiconductor optical amplifiers
(250.4745) Optoelectronics : Optical processing devices

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: September 17, 2009
Revised Manuscript: October 26, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: October 29, 2009
Published: December 1, 2009

Hung Nguyen Tan, Motoharu Matsuura, Tomoya Katafuchi, and Naoto Kishi, "Multiple-channel optical signal processing with wavelength-waveform conversions, pulsewidth tunability, and signal regeneration," Opt. Express 17, 22960-22973 (2009)

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