We present an all-optical regeneration technique based on spectral filtering of self-similar parabolic pulses (similaritons). In particular, we demonstrate numerically and experimentally that ghost pulses, which occur in the zero bit slots of telecommunication pulse trains, can be effectively suppressed. These results are obtained with a 40 Gbit/s pulse train.
© 2005 Optical Society of America
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
C. Finot, S. Pitois, and G. Millot, "Regenerative 40 Gbit/s wavelength converter based on similariton generation," Opt. Lett. 30, 1776-1778 (2005)