We propose and experimentally demonstrate an all-optical technique for separating a clock synchronization pulse from an optical time-division-multiplexed (OTDM) 100 Gb/s data packet. The technique is based on an all-optical switching device combined with optical feedback. This approach removes limitations found in other techniques such as those that are sensitive to long strings of zeroes in the data packet.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering