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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 15 — Jul. 18, 2011
  • pp: 14051–14059

Scalable ultrahigh-speed optical transmultiplexer using a time lens

Keith G. Petrillo and Mark A. Foster  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 15, pp. 14051-14059 (2011)

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We present a scalable approach to optical time division multiplexing using an all-optical transmultiplexer incorporating a time lens. With simply a single nonlinear device we numerically demonstrate direct conversion from time-division multiplexing (TDM) to wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) with an industry standard 100-GHz channel spacing. Data rates at 1.28 Tb/s are realized in simulation. Additionally, various pump shapes are investigated to minimize distortions and reverse operation of the device (WDM to TDM conversion) is shown.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4230) Fiber optics and optical communications : Multiplexing
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
(060.7140) Fiber optics and optical communications : Ultrafast processes in fibers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: May 26, 2011
Revised Manuscript: June 24, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: June 27, 2011
Published: July 7, 2011

Keith G. Petrillo and Mark A. Foster, "Scalable ultrahigh-speed optical transmultiplexer using a time lens," Opt. Express 19, 14051-14059 (2011)

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