Variable-Bit-Rate, Continuously-Controllable Optical TDM using SBS-Based Slow Light Tunable Delay Line

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

Proceedings: ECOC 2007

Pages: 2Language: englishTyp: PDF

Personal VDE Members are entitled to a 10% discount on this title

Zhang, B.; Zhang, L.; Fazal, I.; Yang, J.-Y.; Willner, A. E. (Dept. of Electrical Engineering-Systems, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, 90089, USA)
Yan, L.-S. (General Photonics, 5228, Edison Ave., Chino CA 91710)

We experimentally demonstrate continuously-tunable OTDM using SBS-based slow-light. Two 75-ps misaligned 2.5-Gb/s RZ channels are successfully multiplexed, resulting in 9-dB power-penalty reduction.. Variable-bit-rate OTDM is demonstrated at three different bit-rates, all with error-free operation.