Experimental implementation of an all-optical interferometric drop, add, and extract multiplexer for superchannels

Simon J. Fabbri, Stylianos Sygletos, Andreas Perentos, Erwan Pincemin, Kate Sugden, Andrew D. Ellis

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Abstract

We present the experimental implementation of an all-optical ROADM scheme for routing of an individual subchannel within an all-optical OFDM superchannel. The different functions required of optical node were demonstrated using interferometric technique with the extraction, drop, and addition of individual subchannel in a ten subchannels optically aggregated signal. The scheme we reported enables a fully flexible node compatible with future terabit per second superchannel transmission.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1351-1357
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Lightwave Technology
Volume33
Issue number7
Early online date9 Jan 2015
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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Keywords

  • all-optical node
  • all-optical OFDM
  • flexible optical networks
  • interferometer
  • optical communication
  • subcarrier multiplexing

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