Abstract

We demonstrate the folded ultrafast nonlinear interferometer (FUNI) as a 3R all-optical regenerator. Faraday rotation provides inherent polarization stabilization, and the optical fiber nonlinear medium provides ultrafast operation and switching window tunability. We demonstrate 3R regeneration of 10Gbit/s data with 5-pJ pulse switching energy and 4-ps timing-jitter tolerance.

© 2003 Optical Society of America

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