All-optical add-drop multiplexer for OFDM signals

Stylianos Sygletos, Simon Fabbri, Filipe Ferreira, Mariia Sorokina, Andreas Perentos, Andrew Ellis

Research output: Chapter in Book/Published conference outputConference publication


We summarize our research work on the design and development of an add-drop multiplexer for spectrally overlapping OFDM signals. The standard node functions of sub-channel drop, extraction and insertion were obtained whilst the signals remained fully in the optical domain. Numerical simulations have been carried out to identify the main sources of degradation and to benchmark the architectural performance against critical design parameters, whereas the experimental demonstration of the scheme has been achieved for both single quadrature and dual quadrature signals. The reported scheme enables a fully flexible node compatible with future terabit per second super-channel transmission.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication17th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON 2015)
EditorsMarek Jaworski, Marian Marciniak
Place of PublicationWarsaw (PL)
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)978-1-4673-7880-2
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event17th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks - Budapest, Hungary
Duration: 5 Jul 20159 Jul 2015


Conference17th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks
Abbreviated titleICTON 2015
Other17th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON 2015) and 7th Sub-Wavelength Photonics Conference (SWP 2015) and 13th Colloquium on Microwave Communications (MICROCOLL 2015)

Bibliographical note

Funding: Marie Currie (IEF 330697); and EU (318415)


  • all-optical node
  • all-optical OFDM
  • flexible optical networks
  • interferometer


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