Highly nonlinear fiber (HNLF) has shown to be a promising component for all optical signal processing at 160, 320 and 640 Gb/s data rates. We compare three demultiplexing techniques using a HNLF as the nonlinear medium. The first technique is based on cross phase modulation (XPM) in a nonlinear optical loop mirror. The second technique is based on XP M induced spectral broadening and filtering and the third technique is based on four wave mixing ( FWM). We demonstrate the demultiplexing from a 160 Gbls OTDM signal to a 10 Gb/s tributary in all three cases. We compare the three techniques on the basis of peiformance, complexity of implementation and the robustness.
|Title of host publication||proc. IEEE/LEOS Benelux Chapter|
|Place of Publication||Mons, Belgium|
|Publication status||Published - 2005|
|Event||10th Annual Symposium of the IEEE/LEOS Benelux Chapter, December 1-2, 2005, Mons, Belgium - Mons, Belgium|
Duration: 1 Dec 2005 → 2 Dec 2005
|Conference||10th Annual Symposium of the IEEE/LEOS Benelux Chapter, December 1-2, 2005, Mons, Belgium|
|Period||1/12/05 → 2/12/05|