10-Gbits/s all-optical 3R regeneration and format conversion using a gain-switched DFB laser

M. Owen, V. Saxena, R. V. Penty, I. H. White

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Abstract

A strain-compensated multiple quantum well device is used as a DFB laser, this has been optimized for low jitter gain switched operation at 10 GHz. The signal is transmitted down 80 km of standard fiber then amplified, filtered and polarization controlled before being injected into a DFB laser. The purpose of this regeneration process is to gain switch the DFB with the extracted clock signal in order to retime the converted signal. This process also simultaneously converts the input NRZ format to an output RZ data to format and results in a signal whose optical power and extinction ratio are considerably improved by the regeneration process.

Original languageEnglish
Pages472-473
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2000
EventConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO 2000) - San Francisco, CA, USA
Duration: 7 May 200012 May 2000

Conference

ConferenceConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO 2000)
CitySan Francisco, CA, USA
Period7/05/0012/05/00

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Cite this

Owen, M., Saxena, V., Penty, R. V., & White, I. H. (2000). 10-Gbits/s all-optical 3R regeneration and format conversion using a gain-switched DFB laser. 472-473. Paper presented at Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO 2000), San Francisco, CA, USA, .