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All-Optical generation of 40 Gb/s Single Sideband Signals Using a Fiber Bragg Grating

Drummond, M. V. ; Nogueira, R.N. ; Violas, M. ; Monteiro, P. ; Sterner, C. ; Fonjallaz, P.-Y.

Optics Communications Vol. 283, Nº 12, pp. 2492 - 2495, June, 2010.

ISSN (print): 0030-4018
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Journal Impact Factor: 1,552 (in 2008)

Digital Object Identifier: 10.1016/j.optcom.2010.02.023

In this work, we demonstrate a reliable all-optical technique for performing optical double sideband (ODSB) to single sideband (OSSB) format conversion of a 40 Gb/s non-return- to-zero signal. It is based on the optimization of a detuned optical filter, which was implemented on a fiber Bragg grating (FBG) with a complex apodization profile. An OSSB signal with negligible distortion was obtained, as the FBG presented a nearly ideal frequency response. Higher tolerance to chromatic dispersion enabled by the OSSB signal in comparison to the ODSB signal was demonstrated on both simulation and experimental results.