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5-Gbit/s BER performance on an all fiber-optic add/drop device based on a taper-resonator-taper structure

Cai, Ming and Hedekvist, Per Olof and Bhardwaj, Ashish and Vahala, Kerry (2000) 5-Gbit/s BER performance on an all fiber-optic add/drop device based on a taper-resonator-taper structure. IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, 12 (9). pp. 1177-1179. ISSN 1041-1135. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:CAIieeeptl00

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Abstract

We present an all fiber-optic add/drop device based on a taper-resonator-taper structure with improved characteristics. Several gigahertz bandwidths are observed using microspheres having diameters ranging from 30 to 50 μm. Extinction ratios as high as 26 dB of the dropped channel are obtained due to nearly ideal coupling and phase matching between the fiber tapers and the small resonator. This is the first time that bit-error rate (BER) measurements have been performed on such couplers. For a device with an optical bandwidth of 3.8 GHz, the BER shows less than 2-dB penalty at 5 Gbit/s and no signs of an error floor.


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Additional Information:© Copyright 2000 IEEE. Reprinted with permission. Manuscript received April 17, 2000; revised May 30, 2000. This work was supported by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the Office of Naval Research (ONR), and the David Lee Center. The work of P. O. Hedekvist was supported in part by the Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education (STINT).
Subject Keywords:Add/drop filter, bit-error rate, data transmission, fiber taper, microsphere resonator
Issue or Number:9
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Alternative URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/68.874227
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