We present the first experimental demonstration of an asynchronous digital optical regenerator at 42.67 Gbit/s. The system effectively retimes incoming asynchronous data bursts to a local clock without burst mode clock recovery and converts the signal to a desired wavelength and duty cycle.
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Hillerkuss, D., Ellis, A., Zarris, G., Simeonidou, D., Leuthold, J., & Cotter, D. (2008). 40 Gbit/s asynchronous digital optical regenerator. Optics Express, 16(23), 18889-18894. https://doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.018889