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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 18 — Aug. 30, 2010
  • pp: 18691–18696

Reconfigurable two-channel demultiplexing using a single baseband control pulse train in a dispersion asymmetric NOLM

Jiangbing Du, Yongheng Dai, Gordon K. P. Lei, and Chester Shu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 18, pp. 18691-18696 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.018691


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Abstract

Abstract: We demonstrate a unique solution to use a one-pulse control to achieve simultaneous two-channel all-optical demultiplexing that usually requires a two-pulse control or a two-step operation based on the conventional approaches. By applying a dispersion asymmetric nonlinear optical loop mirror (DA-NOLM) to introduce cross phase modulation (XPM) in both the clockwise (CW) and the counter clockwise (CCW) propagating branches, we have demonstrated reconfigurable, error-free 40-to-10 Gb/s two-channel demultiplexing (DEMUX) for OTDM OOK signals. Switchable operation between two-channel and single-channel DEMUX is also realized based on the proposed all-optical DEMUX configuration.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
(070.4340) Fourier optics and signal processing : Nonlinear optical signal processing
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: April 27, 2010
Revised Manuscript: June 25, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: June 28, 2010
Published: August 18, 2010

Citation
Jiangbing Du, Yongheng Dai, Gordon K. P. Lei, and Chester Shu, "Reconfigurable two-channel demultiplexing using a single baseband control pulse train in a dispersion asymmetric NOLM," Opt. Express 18, 18691-18696 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-18-18691


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