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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 16 — Aug. 1, 2011
  • pp: 14937–14948

All-optical recognition method of double two-dimensional optical orthogonal codes-based labels using four-wave mixing

Chongfu Zhang, Leyang Wang, Sathishkumar Perumal, Kun Qiu, and Heng Zhou  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 16, pp. 14937-14948 (2011)

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A novel all-optical label recognition method is proposed and demonstrated experimentally which is based on fiber Bragg gratings (FBGs)-based encoder/decoder and semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA). In this scheme, the optical label is firstly decoded properly, the decoded signal then generates the 1st and the 2nd order four-wave mixing (FWM) effect in different SOA, any of the frequencies achieved by the 2nd order FWM is extracted to recognize the optical label. The proposed solution can favor hardware simplicity over bandwidth efficiency in order to achieve the double two-dimensional optical orthogonal codes (2D-OOCs)-based optical label recognition in an optical packet switching (OPS) system where the bandwidth efficiency can be improved by FWM effect in SOA to achieve optical label processing and reasonable spacing of wavelengths for the payloads and optical label. The feasibility of the proposed method is validated by two experiments of the double 2D-OOCs-based optical label generation and recognition, the effect of the optical label on the payloads is also considered. These results show that the proposed method can (1) reduce effectively the code auto-correlation /cross-correlation requirements of the optical label identification and remove the cross-correlation pulses after optical decoding, (2) increase greatly the coding capacity and the number of the available optical labels, (3) improve the reliability and bandwidth efficiency of the optical label identification. The experimental results also show that the optical label has a high extinction ratio and can be operated easily.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(200.4740) Optics in computing : Optical processing

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: June 13, 2011
Revised Manuscript: July 5, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: July 5, 2011
Published: July 19, 2011

Chongfu Zhang, Leyang Wang, Sathishkumar Perumal, Kun Qiu, and Heng Zhou, "All-optical recognition method of double two-dimensional optical orthogonal codes-based labels using four-wave mixing," Opt. Express 19, 14937-14948 (2011)

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