Polarization-Insensitive Optical Clock Recovery at 80 Gb/s Using a Silicon Photodiode

Published/Posted: September 1, 2005

Authors: Salem, R.; Tudury, G. E.; Horton, T. U.; Carter, G. M.; Murphy, T. E.

DOI: 10.1109/LPT.2005.851885

Abstract: We report an optical clock recovery system that uses two-photon absorption in a conventional silicon photodiode to synchronize a 10-GHz optical clock to an 80-Gb/s data stream. Compared to many other clock recovery techniques, the system is economical, polarization-insensitive, and can operate over a broad range of optical wavelengths. The system was tested back-to-back and in a 110-km transmission experiment, achieved error-free performance in all cases, and exhibits a root-mean-square timing jitter of 120 fs. Low timing jitter is maintained even in the presence of slow or fast polarization fluctuations.

Citation:
R. Salem, G. E. Tudury, T. U. Horton, G. M. Carter and T. E. Murphy, "Polarization-Insensitive Optical Clock Recovery at 80 Gb/s Using a Silicon Photodiode" IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17(9) 1968-1970 (2005)
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