Signal processing using opto-electronic devices

Mary McCarthy*, Simon Fabbri, Andrew Ellis

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

Abstract

All-optical signal processing is a powerful tool for the processing of communication signals and optical network applications have been routinely considered since the inception of optical communication. There are many successful optical devices deployed in today’s communication networks, including optical amplification, dispersion compensation, optical cross connects and reconfigurable add drop multiplexers. However, despite record breaking performance, all-optical signal processing devices have struggled to find a viable market niche. This has been mainly due to competition from electro-optic alternatives, either from detailed performance analysis or more usually due to the limited market opportunity for a mid-link device. For example a wavelength converter would compete with a reconfigured transponder which has an additional market as an actual transponder enabling significantly more economical development. Never-the-less, the potential performance of all-optical devices is enticing. Motivated by their prospects of eventual deployment, in this chapter we analyse the performance and energy consumption of digital coherent transponders, linear coherent repeaters and modulator based pulse shaping/frequency conversion, setting a benchmark for the proposed all-optical implementations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAll-optical signal processing
Subtitle of host publicationdata communication and storage applications
EditorsStefan Wabnitz, Benjamin J. Eggleton
Place of PublicationCham (CH)
PublisherSpringer
Pages291-323
Number of pages33
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-14992-9
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-14991-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 12 Apr 2015

Publication series

NameSpringer series in optical sciences
PublisherSpringer
Volume194
ISSN (Print)0342-4111
ISSN (Electronic)1556-1534

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  • Research Output

    • 2 Chapter (peer-reviewed)

    Optical information capacity processing

    Sorokina, M., Ellis, A. & Turitsyn, S. K., 12 Apr 2015, All-optical signal processing: data communication and storage applications. Wabnitz, S. & Eggleton, B. J. (eds.). Cham (CH): Springer, p. 325-354 30 p. (Springer series in optical sciences; vol. 194).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

  • Temporal and spectral nonlinear pulse shaping methods in optical fibers

    Boscolo, S., Fatome, J., Turitsyn, S. K., Millot, G. & Finot, C., 12 Apr 2015, All-optical signal processing: data communication and storage applications. Wabnitz, S. & Eggleton, B. J. (eds.). Cham (CH): Springer, p. 105-128 24 p. (Springer series in optical sciences; vol. 194).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

  • Cite this

    McCarthy, M., Fabbri, S., & Ellis, A. (2015). Signal processing using opto-electronic devices. In S. Wabnitz, & B. J. Eggleton (Eds.), All-optical signal processing: data communication and storage applications (pp. 291-323). (Springer series in optical sciences; Vol. 194). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-14992-9_10