High-Speed Optical Signal Processing for Communications Systems

Masatoshi SARUWATARI  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E78-B   No.5   pp.635-643
Publication Date: 1995/05/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: INVITED PAPER (Special Issue on Optical Signal Processing and Its Applications to Telecommunications)
optical signal processing,  optical pulse generation,  optical MUX/DEMUX,  optical timing extraction,  optical TDM transmission,  

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This paper reviews very high-speed optical signal processing technology based on the instantaneous characteristic of optical nonlinearities. Focus is placed on 100-Gbit/s optical time-division multiplexing (TDM) transmission systems. The key technologies including ultrashort optical pulse generation, all-optical multiplexing/demultiplexing and optical timing extraction techniques are alse described together with their major issues and future prospects.