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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 9 — Apr. 26, 2010
  • pp: 9378–9383

Application of a passively mode-locked quantum-dot Fabry-Perot laser in 40 Gb/s all-optical 3R regeneration

Xuefeng Tang, Sung Han Chung, John C. Cartledge, Alexandre Shen, Akram Akrout, and Guang-Hua Duan  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 9, pp. 9378-9383 (2010)

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The application of a mode-locked quantum-dot Fabry-Perot (QD-FP) laser in a wavelength preserving all-optical 3R regenerator is demonstrated at 40 Gb/s. The 3R regenerator consists of a QD-FP laser for low-timing jitter clock recovery, cross-phase modulation based retiming, and self-phase modulation based reshaping. The performance of the all-optical 3R regenerator is assessed experimentally in terms of the Q-factor, timing jitter and bit-error ratio.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(060.7140) Fiber optics and optical communications : Ultrafast processes in fibers
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: December 14, 2009
Revised Manuscript: February 26, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: March 11, 2010
Published: April 21, 2010

Xuefeng Tang, Sung Han Chung, John C. Cartledge, Alexandre Shen, Akram Akrout, and Guang-Hua Duan, "Application of a passively mode-locked quantum-dot Fabry-Perot laser in 40 Gb/s all-optical 3R regeneration," Opt. Express 18, 9378-9383 (2010)

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