Timing jitter analysis of a multi-wavelength all-optical regenerator

Yue Kai Huang, Ivan Glesk, Raji Shankar, Paul R. Prucnal, Lei Xu, Ting Wang

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We designed and built a novel all-optical re-timing, re-amplifying, and re-shaping (3R) regeneration system based on terahertz optical asymmetric demultiplexers (TOADs) developed in our laboratory. The system is capable of parallel processing multiple wavelengths, a feature which will significantly improve the scalability of current wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) networks. Performance against timing jitter of the regenerator is analyzed by VPI TransmissionMaker™ simulation platform and supported with experimental results at 10 Gb/s bit rate. The all-optical regenerator showed jitter tolerance up to 0.8 UIPP, while breaking the original input BER floor with improved BER at 10~9.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2007 IEEE Sarnoff Symposium, SARNOFF
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2007
EventIEEE Sarnoff Symposium, SARNOFF 2007 - Princeton, NJ, United Kingdom
Duration: 30 Apr 20072 May 2007


ConferenceIEEE Sarnoff Symposium, SARNOFF 2007
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityPrinceton, NJ


  • jitter analysis
  • optical regenerator


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