Experimental implementation of an all-optical interferometric drop, add, and extract multiplexer for superchannels

Abstract

We present the experimental implementation of an all-optical ROADM scheme for routing of an individual subchannel within an all-optical OFDM superchannel. The different functions required of optical node were demonstrated using interferometric technique with the extraction, drop, and addition of individual subchannel in a ten subchannels optically aggregated signal. The scheme we reported enables a fully flexible node compatible with future terabit per second superchannel transmission.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1109/JLT.2015.2390292
Divisions: Engineering & Applied Sciences > Electrical, Electronic & Power Engineering
Engineering & Applied Sciences > Aston Institute of Photonics Technology
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Uncontrolled Keywords: all-optical node,all-optical OFDM,flexible optical networks,interferometer,optical communication,subcarrier multiplexing,Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
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PURE Output Type: Article
Published Date: 2015
Published Online Date: 2015-01-09
Authors: Fabbri, Simon J. ( 0000-0003-1858-4211)
Sygletos, Stylianos ( 0000-0003-2063-8733)
Perentos, Andreas
Pincemin, Erwan
Sugden, Kate ( 0000-0001-6323-1082)
Ellis, Andrew D. ( 0000-0002-0417-0547)

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