Bit-Rate-Variable and Order-Switchable Optical Multiplexing of 160-Gbit/s PRBS Data Using Tunable Optical Delays

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

Proceedings: ECOC 2009

Pages: 2Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Wu, Xiaoxia; Wang, Jian; Yilmaz, Omer F.; Nuccio, Scott R.; Willner, Alan E. (Dept. of Electrical Engineering-Systems, University of Southern California, USA)
Bogoni, Antonella (CNIT, via Moruzzi 1, 56124 Pisa, Italy)

We experimentally demonstrate 160-Gbit/s PRBS data multiplexing with tunable rate and order using switchable optical delays and conversion/dispersion based tunable optical delay. Less than 9 dB penalty at 10-9 BER is observed after demultiplexing the 160-Gbit/s PRBS data to 40-Gbit/s.