All-optical clock and data separation technique for asynchronous packet-switched optical time-division-multiplexed networks

P. Toliver, Ivan Glesk, P.R. Prucnal

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We propose and experimentally demonstrate an all-optical technique for separating a clock synchronization pulse from an optical time-division-multiplexed (OTDM) 100 Gb/s data packet. The technique is based on an all-optical switching device combined with optical feedback. This approach removes limitations found in other techniques such as those that are sensitive to long strings of zeroes in the data packet.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)101-106
Number of pages6
JournalOptics Communications
Issue number1-6
Early online date27 Jan 2000
Publication statusPublished - 2000


  • OTDM
  • .optical time-division-multiplexed network
  • packet switching

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