Improved crosstalk performance of InP-based cross-connect by using phase scrambling

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Abstract

We demonstrate a reduction in the effects of homodyne crosstalk in an InP-based 2x2 four WDM channel optical cross-connect by using a phase scrambling technique. By choosing an appropriate scrambling format, satisfactory transmission at a 2.5-Gbit/s bitrate is possible eventhough crosstalk levels are quite high, namely around -15 dB. We observed a small crosstalk penalty of less than 1 dB. This result demonstrates the feasibility of optical networking employing switching technologies such as cross-connects or add-drop multiplexers by tolerating relatively high crosstalk levels.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 26th European Conference on Optical Communication (ECOC 2000) September 3 - 7, 2000, Munich, Germany
Place of PublicationBerlin
PublisherVDE Verlag
Pages153-154
Volume2
ISBN (Print)3-8007-2567-3
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Event26th European Conference on Optical Communication (ECOC 2000) - Munich, Germany
Duration: 3 Sep 20007 Sep 2000
Conference number: 26

Conference

Conference26th European Conference on Optical Communication (ECOC 2000)
Abbreviated titleECOC 2000
CountryGermany
CityMunich
Period3/09/007/09/00

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