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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 18 — Sep. 9, 2013
  • pp: 20649–20655

A wavelength-preserving photonic integrated regenerator for NRZ and RZ signals

Nicola Andriolli, Stefano Faralli, Francesca Bontempi, and Giampiero Contestabile  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 18, pp. 20649-20655 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.020649


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Abstract

This paper presents a novel Indium Phosphide based photonic integrated circuit (PIC) for all-optical regeneration of both nonreturn-to-zero (NRZ) and return-to-zero (RZ) on-off-keying (OOK) signals. The PIC exploits cross gain compression in two semiconductor optical amplifiers to simultaneously obtain a wavelength-preserved and reshaped copy, and a wavelength-converted yet inverted copy of the input signal. Regeneration of 10 Gb/s signals on multiple wavelengths is demonstrated, showing a Q-factor improvement from 1.5 to 4 for NRZ-OOK signals and from 2.3 to 3.6 for RZ-OOK signals, and a BER improvement up to 1.5 decades.

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OCIS Codes
(250.5300) Optoelectronics : Photonic integrated circuits
(250.5980) Optoelectronics : Semiconductor optical amplifiers
(200.6015) Optics in computing : Signal regeneration

ToC Category:
Optoelectronics

History
Original Manuscript: June 5, 2013
Revised Manuscript: August 5, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: August 9, 2013
Published: August 27, 2013

Citation
Nicola Andriolli, Stefano Faralli, Francesca Bontempi, and Giampiero Contestabile, "A wavelength-preserving photonic integrated regenerator for NRZ and RZ signals," Opt. Express 21, 20649-20655 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-18-20649


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