Abstract

On the basis of a previously derived mathematical model, the power penalty associated with a nonlinear optical loop mirror (NOLM) demultiplexer was calculated, with timing jitter noise, bit-to-bit cross talk, and channel cross talk taken into consideration. Simulation results show that a 3-dBm improvement in the receiver sensitivity at a bit error rate of 10-9 can be achieved by choice of the appropriate walk-off time between the control and the signal pulses within the NOLM demultiplexer.

© 1999 Optical Society of America

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