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A novel ultrafast all-optical NRZ to RZ format converter based on Sagnac interferometric structure
Author(s): Zhixin Chen
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Paper Abstract

A simple novel ultrafast scheme of all-optical nonreturn-to-zero(NRZ) to return-to-zero(RZ) is proposed based on Sagnac interferometric structure. The operations of this scheme at 40Gbit/s 27-1 PRBS sequences are simulated correctly with the output extinction ratio more than 19.1dB. Through built theoretical model and numerical analysis, the operating characteristics of the scheme are illustrated. Furthermore, the carrier recovery time of the SOA is no more a crucial parameter to restrict the operation speed of this scheme.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 November 2008
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 7134, Passive Components and Fiber-based Devices V, 71343H (11 November 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.796898
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Zhixin Chen, Central Univ. of Finance and Economics (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7134:
Passive Components and Fiber-based Devices V
Ming-Jun Li; Ping Shum; Ian H. White; Xingkun Wu, Editor(s)

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