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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 2 — Jan. 15, 2014
  • pp: 355–358

Tunable optical code converter using XPM and linear-slope pulse streams generated by FBGs

Takahiro Kodama, Naoya Wada, Gabriella Cincotti, and Ken-ichi Kitayama  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 2, pp. 355-358 (2014)

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We propose for the first time (to the best of our knowledge) and demonstrate a tunable multiple optical code (OC) converter for flexible networks that allows dynamic code (bandwidth) allocation in a way similar to a tunable laser. With respect to other OC converters, this scheme can convert both specific and multiple OCs by changing only the amplifier gain. The proposed scheme uses cross-phase modulation (XPM) and two linear-slope control pulse streams generated by fiber Bragg gratings (FBGs) in the C-band. The OC converter can be used to avoid collisions in optical packet switching networks, and we analyze the corresponding packet loss probability performance.

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OCIS Codes
(070.4340) Fourier optics and signal processing : Nonlinear optical signal processing
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(080.1238) Geometric optics : Array waveguide devices

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: October 22, 2013
Revised Manuscript: December 15, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: December 15, 2013
Published: January 13, 2014

Takahiro Kodama, Naoya Wada, Gabriella Cincotti, and Ken-ichi Kitayama, "Tunable optical code converter using XPM and linear-slope pulse streams generated by FBGs," Opt. Lett. 39, 355-358 (2014)

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