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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 20 — Sep. 27, 2010
  • pp: 21404–21409

Simultaneous NRZ-to-RZ format conversion and one-to-six error-free channel multicasting using a single pump in a highly nonlinear fiber

L.-S. Yan, A.-L. Yi, W. Pan, B. Luo, and J. Ye  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 20, pp. 21404-21409 (2010)

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We demonstrate simultaneous 10-Gb/s NRZ-to-RZ format conversion and multicasting from one to many data channels in a highly nonlinear fiber (HNLF) with only a single pump. Functionalities are achieved based on various nonlinear effects, such as four-wave-mixing (FWM), cross-gain-modulation (XGM) and cross-phase-modulation (XPM) between the pump channel and the NRZ data channel. Up to five and six converted data channels are error-free (10−9 BER) as the wavelength spacing between the pump and the NRZ signal is set to 0.4-nm and 0.8-nm, respectively.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(060.4080) Fiber optics and optical communications : Modulation
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: July 23, 2010
Revised Manuscript: September 10, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: September 17, 2010
Published: September 23, 2010

L.-S. Yan, A.-L. Yi, W. Pan, B. Luo, and J. Ye, "Simultaneous NRZ-to-RZ format conversion and one-to-six error-free channel multicasting using a single pump in a highly nonlinear fiber," Opt. Express 18, 21404-21409 (2010)

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