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— This paper proposes an all-fiber fast optical frequency-hop code division multiple access (FFH-CDMA) for high-bandwidth communications. The system does not require an optical frequency synthesizer, allowing high communication bit rates. Encoding and decoding are passively achieved by strain-tunable fiber Bragg gratings. Multiple Bragg gratings replace a(More)
We report the first experimental realization of an all-optical temporal integrator. The integrator is implemented using an all-fiber active (gain-assisted) filter based on superimposed fiber Bragg gratings made in an Er-Yb co-doped optical fiber that behaves like an 'optical capacitor'. Functionality of this device was tested by integrating different(More)
We report the experimental realization of an ultrafast (terahertz-bandwidth) linear optical signal processor, particularly a picosecond flat-top optical pulse shaper, based on a fiber Bragg grating (FBG) working in transmission. The used FBG design technique, based on a specially apodized linearly chirped FBG, enables the synthesis of readily feasible(More)
We present an optical fiber supporting 36 information bearing orbital angular momentum (OAM) states spanning 9 OAM orders. We introduce design techniques to maximize the number of OAM modes supported in the fiber; while avoiding LP mode excitation. We fabricate such a fiber with an air core and an annular index profile using the MCVD process. We introduce a(More)
—Room temperature multifrequency erbium-doped fiber (EDF) lasers anchored on the ITU frequency grid and using frequency periodic filters are presented. The multifrequency operation is demonstrated both theoretically and experimentally by adding a frequency shifter in the ring cavity to prevent steady-state laser operation and single-frequency oscillation.
In this paper we investigate both experimentally and via simulation the monitoring of fiber link quality in a PON using optical coding technology. We use a new, simple and cost-effective coding scheme well adapted to the monitoring application , namely periodic coding. We discuss design issues for periodic coding and the optimal detection criteria. We(More)
—First-and second-order Bragg reflectors at telecom-munication wavelength (1.5 m) were fabricated in single-mode monolayer (As 2 S 3) and multilayer (AsS -Se/As-S) chalcogenide glass (ChG) planar waveguides with near bandgap illumination using an interferometric technique. Reflectivities as high as 90% near 1555 nm, and index modulations up to 3 2 10 04(More)
We propose fast optical frequency-hop code division multiple access (FH-CDMA) for high bandwidth local area networks. Encoding and decoding are achieved by tunable fiber Bragg gratings. Frequency hopping offers many advantages compared to the previously proposed optical CDMA multiple access techniques. The simultaneous utilization of the time and frequency(More)
We demonstrate wavelength conversion based on four-wave mixing in a semiconductor optical amplifier of signals with quadrature amplitude modulation (QAM). We first demonstrate wavelength conversion of 16 Gbaud 16-QAM signals over the entire C-band using two co-polarized pumps with low power penalty at the forward error correction threshold (FEC) for a wide(More)
— An approach for reconfigurable single-shot chirped microwave pulse compression is proposed and experimentally demonstrated based on a time-spectrum convolution (TSC) system, for the first time to our knowledge. This proposed technique has three key features. The first feature is that non-periodic input chirped microwave pulses can be single-shot(More)