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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 2006
  • pp: 1205–1207

Bit error rate improvement by nonlinear optical decision element

Irina O. Nasieva, Sonia Boscolo, and Sergei K. Turitsyn  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 9, pp. 1205-1207 (2006)

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We present a novel approach to the improvement of the bit error rate (BER) in optical communications. We propose a design of advanced optical receiver enhanced by a nonlinear all-optical decision element. As a particular example, we demonstrate a substantial improvement in the BER over the conventional receiver for operation at 40 Gbits s .

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OCIS Codes
(070.4340) Fourier optics and signal processing : Nonlinear optical signal processing
(230.1150) Optical devices : All-optical devices

ToC Category:
Fourier Optics and Optical Signal Processing

Original Manuscript: October 31, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: November 30, 2005

Irina O. Nasieva, Sonia Boscolo, and Sergei K. Turitsyn, "Bit error rate improvement by nonlinear optical decision element," Opt. Lett. 31, 1205-1207 (2006)

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