Abstract

We introduce and demonstrate an all-optical clock recovery scheme for return-to-zero transmission systems based on the buffering property of the temporal Talbot effect. This linear, dispersive, and, in principle, lossless phenomenon allows us to generate a regular pulse train from a pseudorandom (aperiodic) input train. Proof-of-principle operation at one and two simultaneous wavelengths is demonstrated using the single-mode fiber as the dispersive medium to implement the temporal Talbot effect. We examine both the limitations and the tolerance of our approach.

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2007 (1)

2005 (3)

V. Ta'eed, M. Shokooh-Saremi, L. Fu, D. Moss, M. Rochette, I. Littler, B. Eggleton, Y. Ruan, B. Luther-Davies, "Integrated all-optical pulse regenerator in chalcogenide waveguides," Opt. Lett. 30, 2900-2902 (2005).

C. R. Fernández-Pousa, F. Mateos, L. Chantada, M. T. Flores-Arias, C. Bao, M. V. Pérez, C. Gómez-Reino, "Timing jitter smoothing by Talbot effect. II. Intensity spectrum," J. Opt. Soc. Amer. B, Opt. Phys. 22, 753-763 (2005).

D. Pudo, L. R. Chen, "Tunable passive all-optical pulse repetition rate multiplier using fiber Bragg gratings ," J. Lightw. Technol. 23, 1729-1733 (2005).

2004 (4)

C. R. Fernández-Pousa, F. Mateos, L. Chantada, M. T. Flores-Arias, C. Bao, M. V. Pérez, C. Gómez-Reino, "Broadband noise filtering in random sequences of coherent pulses using the temporal Talbot effect ," J. Opt. Soc Amer. B 21, 914-922 (2004).

J. T. Mok, B. J. Eggleton, "Impact of group delay ripple on repetition-rate multiplication through Talbot self-imaging effect ," Opt. Commun. 232, 167-178 (2004).

R. Salem, T. E. Murphy, "Broad-band optical clock recovery system using two-photon absorption," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 16, 2141-2143 (2004).

C. R. Fernández-Pousa, F. Mateos, L. Chantada, M. T. Flores-Arias, C. Bao, M. V. Pérez, C. Gómez-Reino, "Timing jitter smoothing by Talbot effect. I. Variance," J. Opt. Soc. Amer. B, Opt. Phys. 21, 1170-1177 (2004).

2003 (1)

J. Azaña, "Temporal self-imaging effects for periodic optical pulse sequences of finite duration ," J. Opt. Soc. Amer. B, Opt. Phys. 20, 83-90 (2003).

2002 (1)

C. Bintjas, K. Yiannopoulos, N. Pleros, G. Theophilopoulos, M. Kalyvas, H. Avramopoulos, G. Guekos, "Clock recovery circuit for optical packets," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 14, 1363-1365 (2002).

2001 (2)

J. Azaña, M. A. Muriel, "Technique for simultaneously multiplying the repetition rate of multiwavelength optical pulse trains," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 13, 1358-1360 (2001).

J. Azaña, M. A. Muriel, "Temporal self-imaging effects: Theory and application for multiplying pulse repetition rates ," IEEE J. Sel. Topics Quantum Electron. 7, 728-744 (2001).

2000 (1)

K. Vlachos, G. Theophilopoulos, A. Hatziefremidis, H. Avramopoulos, "30 Gb/s all-optical clock recovery circuit," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 12, 705-707 (2000).

1991 (1)

P. E. Barnsley, H. J. Wickes, G. E. Wickens, D. M. Spirit, "All-optical clock recovery from 5 Gb/s RZ data using a self-pulsating 1.56 $\mu \hbox{m}$ laser diode," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 3, 942-944 (1991).

1981 (1)

T. Jannson, J. Jannson, "Temporal self-imaging effect in single-mode fibers," J. Opt. Soc. Amer. B, Opt. Phys. 71, 1373-1376 (1981).

IEEE J. Sel. Topics Quantum Electron. (1)

J. Azaña, M. A. Muriel, "Temporal self-imaging effects: Theory and application for multiplying pulse repetition rates ," IEEE J. Sel. Topics Quantum Electron. 7, 728-744 (2001).

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (5)

P. E. Barnsley, H. J. Wickes, G. E. Wickens, D. M. Spirit, "All-optical clock recovery from 5 Gb/s RZ data using a self-pulsating 1.56 $\mu \hbox{m}$ laser diode," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 3, 942-944 (1991).

K. Vlachos, G. Theophilopoulos, A. Hatziefremidis, H. Avramopoulos, "30 Gb/s all-optical clock recovery circuit," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 12, 705-707 (2000).

R. Salem, T. E. Murphy, "Broad-band optical clock recovery system using two-photon absorption," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 16, 2141-2143 (2004).

C. Bintjas, K. Yiannopoulos, N. Pleros, G. Theophilopoulos, M. Kalyvas, H. Avramopoulos, G. Guekos, "Clock recovery circuit for optical packets," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 14, 1363-1365 (2002).

J. Azaña, M. A. Muriel, "Technique for simultaneously multiplying the repetition rate of multiwavelength optical pulse trains," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 13, 1358-1360 (2001).

J. Lightw. Technol. (1)

D. Pudo, L. R. Chen, "Tunable passive all-optical pulse repetition rate multiplier using fiber Bragg gratings ," J. Lightw. Technol. 23, 1729-1733 (2005).

J. Opt. Soc Amer. B (1)

C. R. Fernández-Pousa, F. Mateos, L. Chantada, M. T. Flores-Arias, C. Bao, M. V. Pérez, C. Gómez-Reino, "Broadband noise filtering in random sequences of coherent pulses using the temporal Talbot effect ," J. Opt. Soc Amer. B 21, 914-922 (2004).

J. Opt. Soc. Amer. B, Opt. Phys. (4)

J. Azaña, "Temporal self-imaging effects for periodic optical pulse sequences of finite duration ," J. Opt. Soc. Amer. B, Opt. Phys. 20, 83-90 (2003).

T. Jannson, J. Jannson, "Temporal self-imaging effect in single-mode fibers," J. Opt. Soc. Amer. B, Opt. Phys. 71, 1373-1376 (1981).

C. R. Fernández-Pousa, F. Mateos, L. Chantada, M. T. Flores-Arias, C. Bao, M. V. Pérez, C. Gómez-Reino, "Timing jitter smoothing by Talbot effect. I. Variance," J. Opt. Soc. Amer. B, Opt. Phys. 21, 1170-1177 (2004).

C. R. Fernández-Pousa, F. Mateos, L. Chantada, M. T. Flores-Arias, C. Bao, M. V. Pérez, C. Gómez-Reino, "Timing jitter smoothing by Talbot effect. II. Intensity spectrum," J. Opt. Soc. Amer. B, Opt. Phys. 22, 753-763 (2005).

Opt. Commun. (1)

J. T. Mok, B. J. Eggleton, "Impact of group delay ripple on repetition-rate multiplication through Talbot self-imaging effect ," Opt. Commun. 232, 167-178 (2004).

Opt. Express (1)

Opt. Lett. (1)

Other (3)

C. Kouloumentas, N. Pleros, P. Zakynthinos, D. Petrantonakis, D. Apostolopoulos, O. Zouraraki, A. Tzanakaki, H. Avramopoulos, I. Tomkos, "Packet clock recovery at 40 Gb/s and beyond, using a Fabry–Pérot filter and an optical power limiter based on a bismuth oxide fibre," Proc. Conf. Lasers Electro-Optics Eur. (2007) pp. CI7-4-Thu.

D. Pudo, M. Depa, L. R. Chen, M. Ibsen, D. J. Richardson, "Temporal-Talbot effect based all-optical clock recovery using Bragg gratings," Proc. Conf. Lasers Electro-Optics Eur. (2007) pp. CI7-5-Thu.

S. Yikai, W. Lijun, P. Kumar, "Wavelength tunable all-optical clock recovery using a fiber parametric oscillator," Proc. 12th Annu. Meeting IEEE Lasers Electro-Optics Soc. (1999) pp. 351-352.

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