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All-optical 1-to-8 wavelength multicasting at 20 Gbit/s exploiting self-phase modulation in dispersion flattened highly nonlinear photonic crystal fiber.

Research paper by Zhan-Qiang ZQ Hui

Indexed on: 09 Apr '14Published on: 09 Apr '14Published in: TheScientificWorldJournal



Abstract

All-optical multicasting of performing data routing from single node to multiple destinations in the optical domain is promising for next generation ultrahigh-peed photonic networks. Based on the self-phase modulation in dispersion flattened highly nonlinear photonic crystal fiber and followed spectral filtering, simultaneous 1-to-8 all-optical wavelength multicasting return-to-zero (RZ) signal at 20 Gbit/s with 100 GHz channel spaced is achieved. Wavelength tunable range and dynamic characteristic of proposed wavelength multicasting scheme is further investigated. The results show our designed scheme achieve operation wavelength range of 25 nm, OSNR of 32.01 dB and Q factor of 12.8. Moreover, the scheme has simple structure as well as high tolerance to signal power fluctuation.