OTDM applications of dispersion-imbalanced fibre loop mirror

I. Y. Khrushchev, I. D. Phillips, A. D. Ellis, R. J. Manning, D. Nesset, D. G. Moodie, R. V. Penty, I. H. White

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The potential for pulse quality enhancement of the dispersion-imbalanced fiber loop mirror (DILM) was confirmed using high-resolution coherence time analysis. Sufficient improvement of a simple single electroabsorption modulator (EAM)-based pulse source was demonstrated that would permit OTDM multiplexing to a data rate of 80Gbit/s using a combination of nonlinear compression and pedestal suppression. Further, the same device was used to significantly enhance the performance of an OTDM demultiplexer. In both cases, the use of a simple and compact fiber circuit significantly relaxed the severe design constraints for components within practical OTDM systems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1183-1185
Number of pages3
JournalElectronics Letters
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - 8 Jul 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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