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Semiconductor-based all-optical 3R regenerator demonstrated at 40 Gbit/s

Application of an all-optical 3R regenerator for mitigation of PMD and CD distortions at 40 Gbit/s
: Bornholdt, C.; Slovak, J.; Sartorius, B.


Electronics Letters 40 (2004), Nr.3, S.192-194
ISSN: 0013-5194
Fraunhofer HHI ()

A novel 'optically clocked' 3R regenerator (OC-3R) preserving the data wavelength and logic is presented. It is based on two compact semiconductor components, avoiding expensive and bulky EDFAs. The excellent system performance is demonstrated by eye analysis and BER measurements at 40 Gbit/s displaying a-3.5 dB negative penalty for strongly degraded signals.