Simultaneous clock recovery and data regeneration using a nonlinear optical loop mirror as an all-optical mixer

Ian Phillips, P.N. Kean, Nick Doran, Ian Bennion, David A. Pattison, Andrew Ellis

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Abstract

High-speed optical clock recovery, demultiplexing and data regeneration will be integral parts of any future photonic network based on high bit-rate OTDM. Much research has been conducted on devices that perform these functions, however to date each process has been demonstrated independently. A very promising method of all-optical switching is that of a semiconductor optical amplifier-based nonlinear optical loop mirror (SOA-NOLM). This has various advantages compared with the standard fiber NOLM, most notably low switching power, compact size and stability. We use the SOA-NOLM as an all-optical mixer in a classical phase-locked loop arrangement to achieve optical clock recovery, while at the same time achieving data regeneration in a single compact device
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConference on Optical Fiber Communication. OFC 97
EditorsA.E. Willner, C.R. Menyuk
Place of PublicationWashington DC, USA
PublisherIEEE
Pages273-274
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)1557524807
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1997
EventConference on Optical Fiber Communication. OFC 97 - Dallas, Texas, United States
Duration: 16 Feb 199721 Feb 1997

Publication series

NameSystem Technologies
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Conference

ConferenceConference on Optical Fiber Communication. OFC 97
CountryUnited States
CityDallas, Texas
Period16/02/9721/02/97

Bibliographical note

Conference on Optical Fibre Communications (OFC'97), Dallas, TX (US), 16-21 Feb 1997.

Keywords

  • all-optical mixer
  • all-optical sampler
  • all-optical switching
  • compact size
  • data regeneration
  • demultiplexing
  • high bit-rate optical TDM
  • high-speed optical clock recovery
  • low switching power
  • nonlinear optical loop mirror
  • phase-locked loop arrangement
  • photonic network
  • semiconductor optical amplifier

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    Phillips, I., Kean, P. N., Doran, N., Bennion, I., Pattison, D. A., & Ellis, A. (1997). Simultaneous clock recovery and data regeneration using a nonlinear optical loop mirror as an all-optical mixer. In A. E. Willner, & C. R. Menyuk (Eds.), Conference on Optical Fiber Communication. OFC 97 (pp. 273-274). (System Technologies). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/OFC.1997.719883