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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 19 — Sep. 12, 2011
  • pp: 18246–18252

Reconfigurable 2.3-Tbit/s DQPSK simultaneous add/drop, data exchange and equalization using double-pass LCoS and bidirectional HNLF

Jian Wang, Hao Huang, Xue Wang, Jeng-Yuan Yang, and Alan E. Willner  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 19, pp. 18246-18252 (2011)

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We propose a reconfigurable Tbit/s network switching element using double-pass liquid crystal on silicon (LCoS) technology accompanied by bidirectional degenerate four-wave mixing (FWM) in a single highly nonlinear fiber (HNLF). We demonstrate the LCoS + HNLF-based 2.3-Tbit/s multi-functional grooming switch which performs simultaneous selective add/drop, switchable data exchange, and power equalization, for 23-channel 100-Gbit/s return-to-zero differential quadrature phase-shift keying (RZ-DQPSK) signals. Less than 1.5-dB power penalty is observed for power equalization at a bit-error rate (BER) of 10−9. Selective single-/two-channel add/drop are achieved with power penalties less than 1.2 dB. Switchable two-channel data exchange and simultaneous six-channel data exchange are implemented with power penalties less than 5 dB.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(230.1150) Optical devices : All-optical devices
(230.3720) Optical devices : Liquid-crystal devices

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: April 29, 2011
Revised Manuscript: July 8, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: July 29, 2011
Published: September 2, 2011

Jian Wang, Hao Huang, Xue Wang, Jeng-Yuan Yang, and Alan E. Willner, "Reconfigurable 2.3-Tbit/s DQPSK simultaneous add/drop, data exchange and equalization using double-pass LCoS and bidirectional HNLF," Opt. Express 19, 18246-18252 (2011)

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