Ultrafast All-Optical Analog-to-Digital Conversion using Fiber Nonlinearity

Conference: ECOC 2009 - 35th European Conference on Optical Communication
09/20/2009 - 09/24/2009 at Vienna, Austria

Proceedings: ECOC 2009

Pages: 3Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Kitayama, Ken-ichi; Miyoshi, Yuji; Takagi, Seiji (Osaka University, Japan)
Namiki, Shu (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan)

Feasibility toward tera-sample/s all-optical ADC using NOLM and its promising applications such as front-end processor of EDC for above 100Gbit/s optical transmission systems are discussed. Recent record-breaking experimental demonstrations of 5-bit ADC will be presented.