A novel all-optical time domain regeneration technique using nonlinear pulse broadening and flattening in normal dispersion fiber and subsequent temporal slicing by an amplitude modulator (or a device performing a similar function) is proposed. Substantial suppression of the timing jitter of jitter-degraded optical signals is demonstrated using the proposed approach. © 2005 IEEE.
- all-optical signal regeneration
- nonlinear temporal pulse broadening and flattening
- optical temporal gating/slicing