Abstract

We present a novel approach to the improvement of the bit error rate (BER) in optical communications. We propose a design of advanced optical receiver enhanced by a nonlinear all-optical decision element. As a particular example, we demonstrate a substantial improvement in the BER over the conventional receiver for operation at 40Gbitss.

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2005

S. Boscolo, S. K. Turitsyn, and K. J. Blow, Opt. Express 13, 6217 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

P. Ghelfi, M. Scaffardi, M. Secondini, F. Fresi, M. F. Matchouani, A. Bogoni, and L. Potí, in Proceedings of the 31st European Conference on Optical Communication (IEEE/LEOS, 2005), paper We1.2.2.

M. Rochette, J. N. Kutz, J. L. Blows, D. Moss, J. T. Mok, and B. J. Eggleton, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17, 908 (2005).
[CrossRef]

2004

S. Boscolo and S. K. Turitsyn, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 16, 1912 (2004).
[CrossRef]

2003

2002

G. P. Agrawal, Fiber-Optic Communication Systems, 3rd ed. (Wiley, 2002).
[CrossRef]

2001

M. Suzuki, H. Toda, A. H. Liang, and A. Hasegawa, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 13, 1248 (2001).
[CrossRef]

1992

B. A. Berg and T. Neuhaus, Phys. Rev. Lett. 68, 9 (1992).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1981

H. Nakatsuka, D. Grischkowsky, and A. C. Balant, Phys. Rev. Lett. 47, 910 (1981).
[CrossRef]

Agrawal, G. P.

G. P. Agrawal, Fiber-Optic Communication Systems, 3rd ed. (Wiley, 2002).
[CrossRef]

Balant, A. C.

H. Nakatsuka, D. Grischkowsky, and A. C. Balant, Phys. Rev. Lett. 47, 910 (1981).
[CrossRef]

Berg, B. A.

B. A. Berg and T. Neuhaus, Phys. Rev. Lett. 68, 9 (1992).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Blow, K. J.

Blows, J. L.

M. Rochette, J. N. Kutz, J. L. Blows, D. Moss, J. T. Mok, and B. J. Eggleton, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17, 908 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Bogoni, A.

P. Ghelfi, M. Scaffardi, M. Secondini, F. Fresi, M. F. Matchouani, A. Bogoni, and L. Potí, in Proceedings of the 31st European Conference on Optical Communication (IEEE/LEOS, 2005), paper We1.2.2.

Boscolo, S.

S. Boscolo, S. K. Turitsyn, and K. J. Blow, Opt. Express 13, 6217 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. Boscolo and S. K. Turitsyn, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 16, 1912 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Eggleton, B. J.

M. Rochette, J. N. Kutz, J. L. Blows, D. Moss, J. T. Mok, and B. J. Eggleton, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17, 908 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Fresi, F.

P. Ghelfi, M. Scaffardi, M. Secondini, F. Fresi, M. F. Matchouani, A. Bogoni, and L. Potí, in Proceedings of the 31st European Conference on Optical Communication (IEEE/LEOS, 2005), paper We1.2.2.

Ghelfi, P.

P. Ghelfi, M. Scaffardi, M. Secondini, F. Fresi, M. F. Matchouani, A. Bogoni, and L. Potí, in Proceedings of the 31st European Conference on Optical Communication (IEEE/LEOS, 2005), paper We1.2.2.

Grischkowsky, D.

H. Nakatsuka, D. Grischkowsky, and A. C. Balant, Phys. Rev. Lett. 47, 910 (1981).
[CrossRef]

Hasegawa, A.

M. Suzuki, H. Toda, A. H. Liang, and A. Hasegawa, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 13, 1248 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Holzlöhner, R.

Kutz, J. N.

M. Rochette, J. N. Kutz, J. L. Blows, D. Moss, J. T. Mok, and B. J. Eggleton, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17, 908 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Liang, A. H.

M. Suzuki, H. Toda, A. H. Liang, and A. Hasegawa, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 13, 1248 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Matchouani, M. F.

P. Ghelfi, M. Scaffardi, M. Secondini, F. Fresi, M. F. Matchouani, A. Bogoni, and L. Potí, in Proceedings of the 31st European Conference on Optical Communication (IEEE/LEOS, 2005), paper We1.2.2.

Menyuk, C. R.

Mok, J. T.

M. Rochette, J. N. Kutz, J. L. Blows, D. Moss, J. T. Mok, and B. J. Eggleton, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17, 908 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Moss, D.

M. Rochette, J. N. Kutz, J. L. Blows, D. Moss, J. T. Mok, and B. J. Eggleton, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17, 908 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Nakatsuka, H.

H. Nakatsuka, D. Grischkowsky, and A. C. Balant, Phys. Rev. Lett. 47, 910 (1981).
[CrossRef]

Neuhaus, T.

B. A. Berg and T. Neuhaus, Phys. Rev. Lett. 68, 9 (1992).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Potí, L.

P. Ghelfi, M. Scaffardi, M. Secondini, F. Fresi, M. F. Matchouani, A. Bogoni, and L. Potí, in Proceedings of the 31st European Conference on Optical Communication (IEEE/LEOS, 2005), paper We1.2.2.

Rochette, M.

M. Rochette, J. N. Kutz, J. L. Blows, D. Moss, J. T. Mok, and B. J. Eggleton, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17, 908 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Scaffardi, M.

P. Ghelfi, M. Scaffardi, M. Secondini, F. Fresi, M. F. Matchouani, A. Bogoni, and L. Potí, in Proceedings of the 31st European Conference on Optical Communication (IEEE/LEOS, 2005), paper We1.2.2.

Secondini, M.

P. Ghelfi, M. Scaffardi, M. Secondini, F. Fresi, M. F. Matchouani, A. Bogoni, and L. Potí, in Proceedings of the 31st European Conference on Optical Communication (IEEE/LEOS, 2005), paper We1.2.2.

Suzuki, M.

M. Suzuki, H. Toda, A. H. Liang, and A. Hasegawa, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 13, 1248 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Toda, H.

M. Suzuki, H. Toda, A. H. Liang, and A. Hasegawa, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 13, 1248 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Turitsyn, S. K.

S. Boscolo, S. K. Turitsyn, and K. J. Blow, Opt. Express 13, 6217 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. Boscolo and S. K. Turitsyn, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 16, 1912 (2004).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.

M. Suzuki, H. Toda, A. H. Liang, and A. Hasegawa, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 13, 1248 (2001).
[CrossRef]

S. Boscolo and S. K. Turitsyn, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 16, 1912 (2004).
[CrossRef]

M. Rochette, J. N. Kutz, J. L. Blows, D. Moss, J. T. Mok, and B. J. Eggleton, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17, 908 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express

Opt. Lett.

Phys. Rev. Lett.

H. Nakatsuka, D. Grischkowsky, and A. C. Balant, Phys. Rev. Lett. 47, 910 (1981).
[CrossRef]

B. A. Berg and T. Neuhaus, Phys. Rev. Lett. 68, 9 (1992).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Other

G. P. Agrawal, Fiber-Optic Communication Systems, 3rd ed. (Wiley, 2002).
[CrossRef]

P. Ghelfi, M. Scaffardi, M. Secondini, F. Fresi, M. F. Matchouani, A. Bogoni, and L. Potí, in Proceedings of the 31st European Conference on Optical Communication (IEEE/LEOS, 2005), paper We1.2.2.

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Scheme of the proposed RZ optical receiver.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Signal eye diagrams in the receiver.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

PDFs for the voltage of the marks and spaces in the conventional and ODE-enhanced receivers.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

BER versus input timing jitter standard deviation for the ODE-enhanced receiver.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

BER versus decision threshold for the conventional and ODE-enhanced receivers.

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