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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 22 — Oct. 24, 2011
  • pp: 21246–21257

Adaptive delay control for time-interleaved multi-channel amplitude limiter based on saturation of four-wave mixing in a fiber

Nor Shahida Mohd Shah, Masaru Sato, and Masayuki Matsumoto  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 22, pp. 21246-21257 (2011)

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An adaptive delay control to maintain time-interleaving condition of multi-channel input signals of all-optical amplitude limiter based on saturation of four-wave mixing (FWM) in a nonlinear fiber is demonstrated. The delay control utilizes as a monitor signal the optical power after the nonlinear fiber at a wavelength that is affected by interchannel FWM in the fiber. When the scheme is applied to 2 x 10 Gbit/s return-to-zero differential phase-shift keying signals where the time separation between the input channels is intentionally changed randomly, the delay control works well and error free detection after transmission is obtained.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2360) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics links and subsystems
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: August 31, 2011
Revised Manuscript: October 3, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: October 4, 2011
Published: October 11, 2011

Nor Shahida Mohd Shah, Masaru Sato, and Masayuki Matsumoto, "Adaptive delay control for time-interleaved multi-channel amplitude limiter based on saturation of four-wave mixing in a fiber," Opt. Express 19, 21246-21257 (2011)

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