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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 25 — Dec. 5, 2011
  • pp: 25512–25520

Single parameter optimization for simultaneous automatic compensation of multiple orders of dispersion for a 1.28 Tbaud signal

Yvan Paquot, Jochen Schröder, Jürgen Van Erps, Trung D. Vo, Mark D. Pelusi, Steve Madden, Barry Luther-Davies, and Benjamin J. Eggleton  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 25, pp. 25512-25520 (2011)

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We report the demonstration of automatic higher-order dispersion compensation for the transmission of 275 fs pulses associated with a Tbaud Optical Time Division Multiplexed (OTDM) signal. Our approach achieves simultaneous automatic compensation for 2nd, 3rd and 4th order dispersion using an LCOS spectral pulse shaper (SPS) as a tunable dispersion compensator and a dispersion monitor made of a photonic-chip-based all-optical RF-spectrum analyzer. The monitoring approach uses a single parameter measurement extracted from the RF-spectrum to drive a multidimensional optimization algorithm. Because these pulses are highly sensitive to fluctuations in the GVD and higher orders of chromatic dispersion, this work represents a key result towards practical transmission of ultrashort optical pulses. The dispersion can be adapted on-the-fly for a 1.28 Tbaud signal at any place in the transmission line using a black box approach.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(060.4256) Fiber optics and optical communications : Networks, network optimization

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: September 30, 2011
Revised Manuscript: November 15, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: November 19, 2011
Published: November 30, 2011

Yvan Paquot, Jochen Schröder, Jürgen Van Erps, Trung D. Vo, Mark D. Pelusi, Steve Madden, Barry Luther-Davies, and Benjamin J. Eggleton, "Single parameter optimization for simultaneous automatic compensation of multiple orders of dispersion for a 1.28 Tbaud signal," Opt. Express 19, 25512-25520 (2011)

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