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Roadmap for low-cost optical regeneration
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Paper Abstract

Future transparent networks require optical regeneration. The regeneration process of amplitude-modulated signals consists of three key stages: re-amplification, re-shaping, and re-timing. In this Paper we briefly review various optical clock recovery methods and propose a polarization insensitive low-cost scheme capable of resolving timing information simultaneously for multiple wavelength channels. We also discuss the prospects of low-cost volume production with integrated optics and especially with Si-photonics.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 September 2007
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6774, Optical Transmission Systems and Equipment for Networking VI, 67740J (10 September 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.752559
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Tuomo von Lerber, LuxDyne Ltd. (Finland)
Seppo Honkanen, Helsinki Univ. of Technology (Finland)
Franko Kueppers, College of Optical Sciences, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6774:
Optical Transmission Systems and Equipment for Networking VI
Werner Weiershausen; Benjamin B. Dingel; Achyut Kumar Dutta; Ken-ichi Sato, Editor(s)

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