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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 17 — Aug. 15, 2011
  • pp: 15885–15890

All-optical UWB signal generation and multicasting using a nonlinear optical loop mirror

Tianye Huang, Jia Li, Junqiang Sun, and Lawrence R. Chen  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 17, pp. 15885-15890 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.015885


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Abstract

An all-optical scheme for ultra-wideband (UWB) signal generation (positive and negative monocycle and doublet pulses) and multicasting using a nonlinear optical loop mirror (NOLM) is proposed and demonstrated. Five UWB signals (1 monocycle and 4 doublet pulses) are generated simultaneously from a single Gaussian optical pulse. The fractional bandwidths of the monocycle pulses are approximately 100% while those of the doublet pulses range from 100% to 133%. The UWB signals are then modulated using a 215 - 1 pseudorandom bit sequence (PRBS) and error-free performance for each multicast channel is obtained.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(070.1170) Fourier optics and signal processing : Analog optical signal processing
(060.5625) Fiber optics and optical communications : Radio frequency photonics

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: June 2, 2011
Revised Manuscript: June 30, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: July 21, 2011
Published: August 4, 2011

Citation
Tianye Huang, Jia Li, Junqiang Sun, and Lawrence R. Chen, "All-optical UWB signal generation and multicasting using a nonlinear optical loop mirror," Opt. Express 19, 15885-15890 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-17-15885


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