Skip to Main Content
The effectiveness of a self-phase modulation (SPM)-based all-optical reshaper with optically time-division-demultiplexing receiver was experimentally investigated using 42.7-Gb/s carrier-suppressed return-to-zero (CS-RZ) signals. We have confirmed that this scheme is quite effective to suppress the waveform degradation due to optical signal bandlimitation. We have demonstrated 80% spectral efficiency without using polarization demultiplexing by using the all-optical reshaper. We have also demonstrated 50-GHz-spaced 55×42.7 Gb/s signals transmission over 2500 km, using an optically bandlimited CS-RZ signal and the SPM-based all-optical reshaper in receiver without using polarization demultiplexing. A Q-factor improvement of about 1.5 dB was obtained by using the all-optical reshaper.