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  • Vol. 24, Iss. 24 — Dec. 15, 1999
  • pp: 1817–1819

Bit-error-rate analysis for a 100-Gbit/s nonlinear optical loop mirror demultiplexer employing soliton control and signal pulses

C. Y. Cheung, Z. Ghassemlooy, and G. Swift  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 24, Issue 24, pp. 1817-1819 (1999)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.24.001817


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Abstract

On the basis of a previously derived mathematical model, the power penalty associated with a nonlinear optical loop mirror (NOLM) demultiplexer was calculated, with timing jitter noise, bit-to-bit cross talk, and channel cross talk taken into consideration. Simulation results show that a 3-dBm improvement in the receiver sensitivity at a bit error rate of 10-9 can be achieved by choice of the appropriate walk-off time between the control and the signal pulses within the NOLM demultiplexer.

© 1999 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.1810) Fiber optics and optical communications : Buffers, couplers, routers, switches, and multiplexers
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
(060.7140) Fiber optics and optical communications : Ultrafast processes in fibers
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons

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C. Y. Cheung, Z. Ghassemlooy, and G. Swift, "Bit-error-rate analysis for a 100-Gbit/s nonlinear optical loop mirror demultiplexer employing soliton control and signal pulses," Opt. Lett. 24, 1817-1819 (1999)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-24-24-1817

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