Demonstration of time division demultiplexing from 40Gb/s to 10Gb/s via polarisation switching in a semiconductor optical amplifier

M.F.C. Stephens, A.E. Kelly, D. Nesset, A. Wonfor, R.V. Penty

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An all-optical polarization rotation technique was demonstrated for demultiplexing a 40 Gb/s return-to-zero optical time division de/multiplexing (OTDM) signal. A sensitivity penalty of 3.5 dB was achieved for the total multiplexing/demultiplexing process from 10Gb/s to 40 Gb/s and back again.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 1998

Bibliographical note

Conference code: 49092

Cited By (since 1996):4

Export Date: 20 March 2014

Source: Scopus


Language of Original Document: English

Correspondence Address: Stephens, M.F.C.; Univ of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom


  • Amplification
  • Laser pulses
  • Light emission
  • Light transmission
  • Lithium niobate
  • Modulators
  • Multiplexing
  • Performance
  • Polarization
  • Switching
  • All optical polarization rotation technique
  • Demultiplexing
  • Electroabsorption modulator
  • Incoherent interleaving
  • Optical gating
  • Semiconductor optical amplifier
  • Amplifiers (electronic)

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