Ultra-high speed all-optical shift registers and their applications in OTDM networks

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dc.contributor.author Zoiros, KE en
dc.contributor.author Houbavlis, T en
dc.contributor.author Kalyvas, M en
dc.date.accessioned 2014-03-01T01:21:40Z
dc.date.available 2014-03-01T01:21:40Z
dc.date.issued 2004 en
dc.identifier.issn 0306-8919 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/16307
dc.subject All-optical bit error rate tester en
dc.subject All-optical error counter en
dc.subject All-optical pseudorandom binary sequence en
dc.subject All-optical shift register en
dc.subject Semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA) en
dc.subject Soa-assisted interferometric switch en
dc.subject.classification Engineering, Electrical & Electronic en
dc.subject.classification Optics en
dc.subject.other Algorithms en
dc.subject.other Binary sequences en
dc.subject.other Bit error rate en
dc.subject.other Interferometers en
dc.subject.other Light amplifiers en
dc.subject.other Optical switches en
dc.subject.other Semiconductor devices en
dc.subject.other Shift registers en
dc.subject.other Telecommunication industry en
dc.subject.other Time division multiplexing en
dc.subject.other All-optical bit error rate testers en
dc.subject.other All-optical error counter en
dc.subject.other All-optical pseudorandom binary sequence en
dc.subject.other All-optical shift registers en
dc.subject.other Semiconductor optical amplifiers (SOA) en
dc.subject.other SOA-assisted interferometric switches en
dc.subject.other Optical devices en
dc.title Ultra-high speed all-optical shift registers and their applications in OTDM networks en
heal.type journalArticle en
heal.identifier.primary 10.1007/s11082-004-2040-9 en
heal.identifier.secondary http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11082-004-2040-9 en
heal.language English en
heal.publicationDate 2004 en
heal.abstract All-optical shift registers are basic building modules for the development of ultra-high speed optical time division multiplexing networks. In this paper, we review the progress that has been made in this cutting-edge technology, focusing on implementations that exploit the attractive features of semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA)-based interferometric configurations. We present regenerative storage performed with an all-optical recirculating shift register with an inverter at 10 Gb/s using a SOA-assisted Sagnac switch and a second SOA to provide feedback. We demonstrate also an all-optical memory based on the SOA-assisted Ultrafast Nonlinear Interferometer capable of reading/writing 20 Gb/s packets of variable length without data inversion. These registers can find application in the development of two nontrivial complex all-optical circuits of enhanced functionality. The first is an all-optical pseudorandom binary sequence generator for which we describe an efficient design algorithm and propose ways for monitoring and verification. The second is an all-optical error counter for which we address the error detection and evaluation issues using a novel sampling technique. These circuits are key elements for the implementation of a high-speed, all-optical bit error rate tester (BERT), which has the potential to outperform its electronic equivalent and constitute a possible new product for the telecommunications industry. © 2004 Kluwer Academic Publishers. en
heal.publisher KLUWER ACADEMIC PUBL en
heal.journalName Optical and Quantum Electronics en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1007/s11082-004-2040-9 en
dc.identifier.isi ISI:000226284700004 en
dc.identifier.volume 36 en
dc.identifier.issue 11 en
dc.identifier.spage 1005 en
dc.identifier.epage 1053 en

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