Simultaneous clock recovery and data regeneration using a nonlinear optical loop mirror as an all-optical mixer

Phillips, Ian; Kean, P.N.; Doran, Nick; Bennion, Ian; Pattison, David A. and Ellis, Andrew (1997). Simultaneous clock recovery and data regeneration using a nonlinear optical loop mirror as an all-optical mixer. IN: Conference on Optical Fiber Communication. OFC 97. Willner, A.E. and Menyuk, C.R. (eds) System Technologies . Washington DC, USA: IEEE.

Abstract

High-speed optical clock recovery, demultiplexing and data regeneration will be integral parts of any future photonic network based on high bit-rate OTDM. Much research has been conducted on devices that perform these functions, however to date each process has been demonstrated independently. A very promising method of all-optical switching is that of a semiconductor optical amplifier-based nonlinear optical loop mirror (SOA-NOLM). This has various advantages compared with the standard fiber NOLM, most notably low switching power, compact size and stability. We use the SOA-NOLM as an all-optical mixer in a classical phase-locked loop arrangement to achieve optical clock recovery, while at the same time achieving data regeneration in a single compact device

Additional Information: Conference on Optical Fibre Communications (OFC'97), Dallas, TX (US), 16-21 Feb 1997.
Event Title: Conference on Optical Fiber Communication. OFC 97
Event Type: Other
Event Location: Dallas, Texas
Event Dates: 1997-02-16 - 1997-02-21
Uncontrolled Keywords: all-optical mixer, all-optical sampler, all-optical switching, compact size, data regeneration, demultiplexing, high bit-rate optical TDM, high-speed optical clock recovery, low switching power, nonlinear optical loop mirror, phase-locked loop arrangement, photonic network, semiconductor optical amplifier
Published Date: 1997-02

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