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The Scientific World Journal
Volume 2014, Article ID 828179, 9 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/828179
Research Article

All-Optical 1-to-8 Wavelength Multicasting at 20 Gbit/s Exploiting Self-Phase Modulation in Dispersion Flattened Highly Nonlinear Photonic Crystal Fiber

Xi’an University of Posts and Telecommunications, Xi’an 710121, China

Received 9 October 2013; Accepted 23 December 2013; Published 24 February 2014

Academic Editors: H. Hattori and D. Zhang

Copyright © 2014 Zhan-Qiang Hui. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

All-optical multicasting of performing data routing from single node to multiple destinations in the optical domain is promising for next generation ultrahigh-peed photonic networks. Based on the self-phase modulation in dispersion flattened highly nonlinear photonic crystal fiber and followed spectral filtering, simultaneous 1-to-8 all-optical wavelength multicasting return-to-zero (RZ) signal at 20 Gbit/s with 100 GHz channel spaced is achieved. Wavelength tunable range and dynamic characteristic of proposed wavelength multicasting scheme is further investigated. The results show our designed scheme achieve operation wavelength range of 25 nm, OSNR of 32.01 dB and factor of 12.8. Moreover, the scheme has simple structure as well as high tolerance to signal power fluctuation.