Optical data transmission using periodic in-line all-optical format conversion

Sonia Boscolo*, Sergei K. Turitsyn

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We introduce a novel transmission technique of periodic in-line all-optical format conversion between return-to-zero and non-return-to-zero-like aimed at delaying the accumulation of format-specific impairments. A particular realization of this approach using in-line normal dispersion fibre-enhanced nonlinear optical loop mirrors at 40Gbit/s data rate is presented. © 2004 Optical Society of America.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4875-4880
Number of pages6
JournalOptics Express
Issue number20
Publication statusPublished - 4 Oct 2004

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© 2004 Optical Society of America
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