160-Gbit/s Full Channel Optical Time-Division Demultiplexer Based on SOA-Array Integrated PLC and Its Application to OTDM Transmission Experiment

Ippei SHAKE
Hidehiko TAKARA
Ikuo OGAWA
Tsutomu KITOH
Minoru OKAMOTO
Katsuaki MAGARI
Takuya OHARA
Satoki KAWANISHI

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E88-B    No.1    pp.203-209
Publication Date: 2005/01/01
Online ISSN: 
DOI: 10.1093/ietcom/e88-b.1.203
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Fiber-Optic Transmission for Communications
Keyword: 
optical time-division demultiplexing,  full channel demultiplexing,  planar lightwave circuit,  semiconductor optical amplifier,  four wave mixing,  

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Summary: 
This paper presents 160-Gbit/s full channel time-division demultiplexing using a semiconductor optical amplifier hybrid integrated demultiplexer on a planer lightwave circuit. Error-free demultiplexing from a 160-Gbit/s signal to 8 channel 20 Gbit/s signals is successfully demonstrated. Results of a 160-Gbit/s optical time-division-multiplexed full channel OTDM signal transmission experiment using the circuit and successful 80-km transmission are presented.