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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 2 — Jan. 16, 2012
  • pp: 1783–1789

Flexible OTDM to WDM converter enabled by a programmable optical processor

Miguel V. Drummond, António L.J. Teixeira, Paulo P. Monteiro, and Rogério N. Nogueira  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 2, pp. 1783-1789 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.001783


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Abstract

We propose an OTDM to WDM converter which enables wavelength tunability, flexible OTDM tributary to WDM channel mapping and modulation format transparency. The converted signals are obtained by four-wave mixing (FWM) the input 160 Gb/s OTDM signal with a multi-wavelength sampling pulse train (SPT). The generation of the multi-wavelength SPT starts by multicasting an optical clock signal. The multicast pulses are then individually delayed and reshaped by a programmable optical processor (POP), resulting in flexible generation of the SPT. Error-free performance was achieved in different OTDM tributary to WDM channel mappings. In addition, intermediate rate conversion (2x80 Gb/s) was also achieved simply by reconfiguring the POP.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing

ToC Category:
Fibers, Fiber Devices, and Amplifiers

History
Original Manuscript: September 13, 2011
Revised Manuscript: December 2, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: December 7, 2011
Published: January 12, 2012

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European Conference on Optical Communication 2011 (2011) Optics Express

Citation
Miguel V. Drummond, António L.J. Teixeira, Paulo P. Monteiro, and Rogério N. Nogueira, "Flexible OTDM to WDM converter enabled by a programmable optical processor," Opt. Express 20, 1783-1789 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-2-1783


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