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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 18 — Sep. 15, 2010
  • pp: 3039–3041

Microsecond switching of parametric tunable dispersion compensator

Ken Tanizawa, Junya Kurumida, Hiroo Ishida, Yoichi Oikawa, Noriyasu Shiga, Masanori Takahashi, Takeshi Yagi, and Shu Namiki  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 18, pp. 3039-3041 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.35.003039


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Abstract

A record-fast, 2 μs switching operation of an optical tunable dispersion compensator is demonstrated with a pa rametric tunable dispersion compensation scheme. We alternately switch two optical paths having different net dispersions with a microsecond guard interval of the compensator response and achieve successful transmissions of 43 Gbit / s non-return-to-zero on–off-keying optical signals. The error-free guard time for the switching of the two optical paths is 125 μs , limited mostly by the clock synchronization of the bit-error detector. The power penalty due to the switching of the compensator is less than 0.5 dB .

© 2010 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(060.2340) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics components
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(230.2035) Optical devices : Dispersion compensation devices
(060.6718) Fiber optics and optical communications : Switching, circuit

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

History
Original Manuscript: June 4, 2010
Revised Manuscript: July 9, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: July 25, 2010
Published: September 3, 2010

Citation
Ken Tanizawa, Junya Kurumida, Hiroo Ishida, Yoichi Oikawa, Noriyasu Shiga, Masanori Takahashi, Takeshi Yagi, and Shu Namiki, "Microsecond switching of parametric tunable dispersion compensator," Opt. Lett. 35, 3039-3041 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-35-18-3039

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