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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 9 — Apr. 23, 2012
  • pp: 9890–9896

Simultaneous all-optical RZ-to-NRZ format conversion for two tributaries in PDM signal using a single section of highly nonlinear fiber

A.-L. Yi, L.-S. Yan, B. Luo, W. Pan, J. Ye, Z.-Y. Chen, and J. H. Lee  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 9, pp. 9890-9896 (2012)

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Simultaneous all-optical RZ-OOK to NRZ-OOK format conversion for two tributaries in PDM signal is demonstrated utilizing a single section of highly nonlinear fiber through polarization nonlinear loop mirror configuration. Less than 1-dB power penalty is achieved in a 2 × 12.5-Gb/s PDM system, and only 1.4-dB SNR penalty is obtained in a 2 × 40-Gb/s PDM system.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(060.4080) Fiber optics and optical communications : Modulation
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(070.4340) Fourier optics and signal processing : Nonlinear optical signal processing

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: February 9, 2012
Revised Manuscript: March 31, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: April 10, 2012
Published: April 16, 2012

A.-L. Yi, L.-S. Yan, B. Luo, W. Pan, J. Ye, Z.-Y. Chen, and J. H. Lee, "Simultaneous all-optical RZ-to-NRZ format conversion for two tributaries in PDM signal using a single section of highly nonlinear fiber," Opt. Express 20, 9890-9896 (2012)

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