Progress in multichannel all-optical regeneration based on fiber technology


Multiwavelength all-optical regeneration has the potential to substantially increase both the capacity and scalability of future optical networks. In this paper, we review recent promising developments in this area. First, we recall the basic principles of multichannel regeneration of high bit rate signals in optical communication systems before discussing the current technological approaches. We then describe in detail two fiber-based multichannel 2R regeneration techniques for return-to-zero-on-off keying based on 1) dispersion managed systems and 2) direction and polarization multiplexing. We present results illustrating the levels of performance so far achieved and discuss various practical issues and prospects for further performance enhancement.

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Divisions: College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > Aston Institute of Photonics Technology (AIPT)
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Kerr effect,nonlinear optical devices,ultrafast processes in fibers,signal regeneration,nonlinear optical signal processing,Electrical and Electronic Engineering,Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
Publication ISSN: 1077-260X
Last Modified: 07 May 2024 07:08
Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2013 08:30
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Published Date: 2012-03
Authors: Parmigiani, Francesca
Provost, Lionel
Petropoulos, Periklis
Richardson, David J.
Freude, Wolfgang
Leuthold, Juerg
Ellis, Andrew D. (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-0417-0547)
Tomkos, Ioannis



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