A quantum-mechanical study of optical regenerators based on nonlinear-loop mirrors

Giacomo M. D'Ariano*, Prem Kumar

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Abstract

We present a quantum-mechanical analysis of a nonlinear interferometer that achieves optical switching via cross-phase modulation (XPM) resulting from the Kerr effect. We show how it performs as a very precise optical regenerator, highly improving the transmitted bit-error rate (BER) in the presence of loss.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)699-701
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
Volume10
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1998

Keywords

  • Nonlinear optics
  • Optical Kerr effect
  • Optical fiber communications
  • Optical repeaters
  • Optical switches
  • Quantum theory
  • Time-division multiplexing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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