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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 8 — Apr. 9, 2012
  • pp: 8512–8517

Integrated in-band optical signal-to-noise ratio monitor implemented on SOI platform

Lianxi Jia, Junfeng Song, Tsung-Yang Liow, Qing Fang, Mingbin Yu, G. Q. Lo, and Dim-Lee Kwong  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 8, pp. 8512-8517 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.008512


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Abstract

Based on different coherence properties of signal and noise, we measured the in-band optical signal-to-noise ratio using an integrated thermally tunable Mach-Zehnder optical delay interferometer on SOI platform. The experimental results exhibit errors smaller than 1 dB for signals with bit rate <40 Gbps over an OSNR range of 9~30 dB. The effects of the extinction ratio, noise equivalent bandwidth and arm length difference on the implementation of measurement are analyzed.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

History
Original Manuscript: November 7, 2011
Revised Manuscript: January 9, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: January 10, 2012
Published: March 28, 2012

Citation
Lianxi Jia, Junfeng Song, Tsung-Yang Liow, Qing Fang, Mingbin Yu, G. Q. Lo, and Dim-Lee Kwong, "Integrated in-band optical signal-to-noise ratio monitor implemented on SOI platform," Opt. Express 20, 8512-8517 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-8-8512


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