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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2010
  • pp: 37–39

Fast-synchronization and low-timing-jitter self-clocking concept for 160 Gbit s optical time-division multiplexing transmissions

Shangjian Zhang, Fausto Gomez-Agis, Yong Liu, Nicola Calabretta, Eduward Tangdiongga, and Harm J.S. Dorren  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 1, pp. 37-39 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.35.000037


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Abstract

We propose a self-clocking method based on in-band clock pilot insertion at the transmission data signal. The method can achieve clock recovery without the need for an ultrafast phase comparator and a phase-locked loop in the receiver. We demonstrate fast synchronization, low timing jitter, and a highly stable recovered clock from a 160 Gbit s optical time-division multiplexing data signal after a 51 km fiber transmission. The recovered clock shows no patterning effect with a clock dynamic range of 10 dB for error-free operation of 160   to   40 Gbit s demultiplexing with a power penalty of 1.1 dB .

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(060.2360) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics links and subsystems

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: October 5, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: November 10, 2009
Published: December 24, 2009

Citation
Shangjian Zhang, Fausto Gomez-Agis, Yong Liu, Nicola Calabretta, Eduward Tangdiongga, and Harm J. S. Dorren, "Fast-synchronization and low-timing-jitter self-clocking concept for 160 Gbit/s optical time-division multiplexing transmissions," Opt. Lett. 35, 37-39 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-35-1-37

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