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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 10 — May. 9, 2011
  • pp: 9330–9335

Cascadability properties of MZI-SOA-based all-optical 3R regenerators for RZ-DPSK signals

Tomofumi Kise, Kimchau N. Nguyen, John M. Garcia, Henrik N. Poulsen, and Daniel J. Blumenthal  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 10, pp. 9330-9335 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.009330


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Abstract

We experimentally demonstrate 50 cascaded all-optical 3R regenerators over a 1,000km transmission distance for 10-Gb/s return-to-zero differential phase-shift keying (RZ-DPSK) signals. The regenerator consists of integrated Mach-Zehnder interferometer (MZI) semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA) based wavelength converters. Regenerative properties and tolerance to pattern dependent effects have been studied in terms of Q-factor measurement, and error free operation with input OSNR of 20dB/0.1nm has also been demonstrated.

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OCIS Codes
(250.5980) Optoelectronics : Semiconductor optical amplifiers
(230.7405) Optical devices : Wavelength conversion devices

ToC Category:
Optoelectronics

History
Original Manuscript: January 21, 2011
Revised Manuscript: February 28, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: March 30, 2011
Published: April 28, 2011

Citation
Tomofumi Kise, Kimchau N. Nguyen, John M. Garcia, Henrik N. Poulsen, and Daniel J. Blumenthal, "Cascadability properties of MZI-SOA-based all-optical 3R regenerators for RZ-DPSK signals," Opt. Express 19, 9330-9335 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-10-9330


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