Abstract

A novel scheme of Non-Return-to-Zero (NRZ) all-optical wavelength conversion is proposed using a semiconductor optical amplifier based Mach-Zehnder interferometer (SOA-MZI), where the complementary NRZ data is used to mitigate SOA patterning effect. The performances of the wavelength converters are numerically evaluated in terms of the waveform, eye-diagram and Q factor of the output signals at 40 Gb/s, using a time-domain SOA model. It is shown that the new complementary scheme significantly improves the Q factor of the converted signal from 3.8 to 8.1, compared with the traditional scheme.

© 2011 Optical Society of America

PDF Article
More Like This
All-optical edge detector for NRZ signal using a SOA-MZI

Qiwei Weng, Gang Wang, Xuelin Yang, and Weisheng Hu
830807 Asia Communications and Photonics Conference and Exhibition (ACP) 2011

A New Scheme for Regenerative 40 Gb/s NRZ Wavelength Conversion using a Hybrid Integrated SOA-MZI

D. Apostolopoulos, H. Simos, D. Petrantonakis, A. Bogris, M. Spyropoulou, M. Bougioukos, K. Vyrsokinos, N. Pleros, D. Syvridis, and H. Avramopoulos
OThS6 Optical Fiber Communication Conference (OFC) 2010

All-optical 40 Gbit/s data format conversion between RZ and NRZ using a fiber delay interferometer and a single SOA

Fei Wang, Enming Xu, Yu Yu, and Yin Zhang
83080E Asia Communications and Photonics Conference and Exhibition (ACP) 2011

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an Optica member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access Optica Member Subscription