Timing jitter analysis of a multi-wavelength all-optical regenerator

Huang, Yue Kai and Glesk, Ivan and Shankar, Raji and Prucnal, Paul R. and Xu, Lei and Wang, Ting (2007) Timing jitter analysis of a multi-wavelength all-optical regenerator. In: 2007 IEEE Sarnoff Symposium, SARNOFF. UNSPECIFIED. ISBN 9781424424832

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Abstract

We designed and built a novel all-optical re-timing, re-amplifying, and re-shaping (3R) regeneration system based on terahertz optical asymmetric demultiplexers (TOADs) developed in our laboratory. The system is capable of parallel processing multiple wavelengths, a feature which will significantly improve the scalability of current wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) networks. Performance against timing jitter of the regenerator is analyzed by VPI TransmissionMakerâ„¢ simulation platform and supported with experimental results at 10 Gb/s bit rate. The all-optical regenerator showed jitter tolerance up to 0.8 UIPP, while breaking the original input BER floor with improved BER at 10~9.