All-optical 160 Gbit/s RZ data retiming system incorporating a pulse shaping fibre Bragg grating

Conference: ECOC 2007 - 33rd European Conference and Exhibition of Optical Communication
09/16/2007 - 09/20/2007 at Berlin, Germany

Proceedings: ECOC 2007

Pages: 4Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Parmigiani, F.; Ibsen, M.; Petropoulos, P.; Richardson, D. J. (ORC, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton, SO17 1BJ, United Kingdom)
Oxenlwe, L. K.; Galili, M.; Zibar, D.; Clausen, A. T.; Jeppesen, P. (COM-DTU, Technical University of Denmark, Building 343, DK-2800 Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark)

We characterize a 160Gbit/s retimer based on flat-topped pulses shaped using a superstructured fibre Bragg grating. The benefits of using shaped rather than conventional pulse forms in terms of timing jitter reduction are confirmed by bit-error-rate measurements.