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All-optical reshaping based on a passive saturable absorber microcavity device for future 160-Gbit/s applications

Fatome, J. and Massoubre, David and Pitois, S. and Kamagate, A. and Millot, G. and Oudar, J.L. (2007) All-optical reshaping based on a passive saturable absorber microcavity device for future 160-Gbit/s applications. IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, 19 (4). pp. 245-247. ISSN 1041-1135

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Abstract

A vertical-access passive all-optical switching gate has been used to regenerate the zero levels of a “. . . 01010101. . .” 160-Gb/s bit pattern at 1561 nm. Autocorrelation function measurements show that an extinction up to 11.7 dB of the “ghost-pulses” can be achieved.