Self-clocked 80 Gbits/s optical time-domain multiplexing transmission with clock distribution based on amplitude discrimination

Konstantin Kravtsov, Paul R. Prucnal

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Abstract

Conventional all-optical feedback-based clock recovery techniques for optical time-domain multiplexing (OTDM) networks place restrictions on the allowed data patterns that can be transmitted. We propose a data-independent clock distribution solution based on amplitude discrimination and experimentally demonstrate it in an 80 Gbits/s self-clocked OTDM transmission. According to the method a single OTDM subchannel is used for exchanging clock information. All processing is performed all optically in low latency nonlinear-optical-loop- mirror-based switches with short (~10 m) nonlinear elements.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)944-946
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Volume34
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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