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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 6 — Mar. 24, 2014
  • pp: 7007–7013

Four-wave mixing for clock recovery of phase modulated optical OFDM superchannel

Mark J. Power, Wei Jia, Roderick P. Webb, Robert J. Manning, and Fatima C. Garcia Gunning  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 6, pp. 7007-7013 (2014)

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We simulate and experimentally demonstrate a novel all-optical clock recovery technique for a BPSK OFDM superchannel. Four-wave mixing in SOAs is used to strip the modulation from the superchannel sub-carriers, two of which are filtered and beat together in a photodiode to recover the clock.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
(070.4340) Fourier optics and signal processing : Nonlinear optical signal processing
(120.5060) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Phase modulation
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(190.5970) Nonlinear optics : Semiconductor nonlinear optics including MQW

ToC Category:
Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: January 7, 2014
Revised Manuscript: February 5, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: February 8, 2014
Published: March 18, 2014

Mark J. Power, Wei Jia, Roderick P. Webb, Robert J. Manning, and Fatima C. Garcia Gunning, "Four-wave mixing for clock recovery of phase modulated optical OFDM superchannel," Opt. Express 22, 7007-7013 (2014)

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