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Optimization and evaluation of an all-optical NRZ-to-CSRZ format converter using SOA-based fiber loop mirror
Author(s): Wendi Li; Minghua Chen; Yi Dong; Shizhong Xie
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Paper Abstract

A novel all-optical NRZ-to-CSRZ converter using an SOA-based fiber loop mirror is demonstrated in this paper for the first time. The converter is operated at 10Gb/s and has the potential to work at 40Gb/s. This converter is optimized by adjusting the optical power ratio of control light and signal light respectively and its performance is evaluated. The minimum power penalty of the converter is measured to be -0.8dB at -13dBm input signal power for NRZ-to-CSRZ conversion and the dynamic range of input NRZ signal is 8dB (from -18dBm to -10dBm) for 0dB power penalty at 10-10 BER. Format conversion between RZ and CSRZ is also realized using such a converter.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 May 2004
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 5281, Optical Transmission, Switching, and Subsystems, (7 May 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.520289
Show Author Affiliations
Wendi Li, Tsinghua Univ. (China)
Minghua Chen, Tsinghua Univ. (China)
Yi Dong, Tsinghua Univ. (China)
Shizhong Xie, Tsinghua Univ. (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5281:
Optical Transmission, Switching, and Subsystems
Cedric F. Lam; Chongcheng Fan; Norbert Hanik; Kimio Oguchi, Editor(s)

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