TDM-to-WDM conversion from 130 Gbit/s to 3 × 43 Gbit/s using XPM in a NOLM switch

Philipp Vorreau*, Francesca Parmigiani, Kazunori Mukasa, Morten Ibsen, Periklis Petropoulos, David J. Richardson, Andrew Ellis, Wolfgang Freude, Juerg Leuthold

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Abstract

We report the first demonstration of OTDM-to-WDM conversion from 130 Gbit/s simultaneously to 3 × 43 Gbit/s WDM channels in a nonlinear optical loop mirror (NOLM). The scheme is exploiting the ultra-fast Kerr based XPM in a NOLM and gives full flexibility for selecting the output WDM channel wavelengths. For the success of the experiment we rely crucially on a new specially designed highly nonlinear fiber (HNLF) exhibiting low dispersion and low dispersion slope such that low walk-off operation across the C-band is possible. Error free performance is achieved with penalties ranging from 0.5 dB to 3.5 dB for all three WDM channels.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2008 10th Anniversary International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, ICTON
PublisherIEEE
Pages207-210
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781424426256
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 25 Sep 2008
Event2008 10th Anniversary International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, ICTON - Athens, Greece
Duration: 22 Jun 200826 Jun 2008

Publication series

NameProceedings of 2008 10th Anniversary International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, ICTON
Volume2

Conference

Conference2008 10th Anniversary International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, ICTON
CountryGreece
CityAthens
Period22/06/0826/06/08

Keywords

  • Cross-phase modulation
  • Nonlinear optical loop mirror
  • OTDM
  • Time division multiplexing
  • WDM

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