The bit pattern effect on all-optical clock recovery using tank circuits and birefringent resonators

E. Parsons, H. Chaouch, F. Küppers

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Abstract

In this paper we discuss the bit pattern effect on optical clock signals recovered using tank circuits and using birefringent resonators. For the first time we compare the bit pattern dependence of the clock signals recovered from both schemes. We show that a birefringent resonator can recover the clock for the same number of consecutive zeros as the optical tank circuit. We also show quantitatively that the fluctuation of the clock signal amplitude is less for the birefringent resonator than the optical tank circuit. These results are obtained numerically and confirmed experimentally.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4693-4698
Number of pages6
JournalOptics Communications
Volume282
Issue number24
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Dec 2009
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Fabry-Pérot resonators
  • Synchronization
  • Tank circuit
  • Wavelength division multiplexing

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