Abstract

The cascadability of semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA) gates by using holding light injection is numerically and experimentally investigated. Our experimental results show that the signal bit error rate after two cascaded SOA gates will be larger than 10-9 without holding light injection; however, 11 SOA gates can be cascaded with holding light injection. The results show that the number of cascaded SOA gates by using holding light injection can be strongly increased.

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A. E. Willner and W. Shich, "Optimal spectral and power parameters for all-optical wavelength shifted: Single stage, fanout and cascadability", J. Lightwave Technol., vol. 13, pp. 771-781, 1995.

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M. Asghari, I. H. White and R. V. Penty, "Wavelength conversion using semiconductor optical amplifiers", J. Lightwave Technol., vol. 15, no. 7, pp. 1181-1190, 1997.

J. Wang, H. Olesen and K. E. Stubkjaer, "Recombination, gain and bandwidth characteristics of 1.3 µ m semiconductor laser amplifiers", J. Lightwave Technol., vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 184-189, 1987.

B. Bakhshi, P. A. Andrekson, M. Karlsson and K. Bertilsson, "Soliton interaction penalty reduction by receiver filtering", IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett., vol. 10, no. 7, pp. 1042-1044, 1998.

B. Mikkelsen, T. Durhuus, C. Joergensen, K. E. Stubkjaer, P. Doussiere, G. Garabedian, C. Graver and D. Leclerc, "High performance semiconductor optical amplifiers as in-line and pre-amplifiers", in Proc. ECOC'94, vol. 2, 1994, pp. 710-713.

J. Yu, K. Guan, Z. Xu and B. Yang, "The effects of different compensation ratios on nonlinear single channel and WDM systems", Opt. Commun., vol. 150, pp. 513-514, 1998.

Y. Sun, A. K. Srivastava and S. Banerjee, et al. "Error-free transmission of 32× 2.5 Gbit/s DWDM channels over 125 km of allWave™ fiber using cascaded in-line semiconductor optical amplifiers", Electron. Lett., vol. 35, no. 21, pp. 1863-1865, 1999 .

M. Settembre, F. Matera, V. Hagele, I. Gabitov, A. W. Mattheus and S. K. Turitsyn, "Cascaded optical communication systems with in-line semiconductor optical amplifiers", J. Lightwave Technol. , vol. 15, no. 6, pp. 962-967, 1997.

G. Onishchukov, V. Lokhnygin, A. Shipulin and P. Riedel, "10 Gbit/s transmission over 1500 km with semiconductor optical amplifiers", Electron. Lett., vol. 34, no. 16, pp. 1597-1598, 1998.

D. Wolfson, "Detailed theoretical investigation and comparison of the cascadability of conventional and gain-clamped SOA gates in multi-wavelength optical networks", IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett., vol. 11, no. 11, pp. 1494-1496, 1999.

S. Banerjee, A. K. Srivastava, B. R. Eichenbaum, C. Wolf, Y. Sun, J. W. Sulhoff and A. R. Chraplyvy, "Polarization multiplexing technique to mitigate WDM cross-talk in SOAs", in Proc. ECOC'99, Nice, France,PD3-9,. pp. 62 -63.

J. Yu, X. Zheng and P. Jeppesen, "Cascadability improvement of semiconductor optical amplifier based gates using polarization multiplexing technique", Opt. Commun., vol. 178, pp. 309-314, May 15, 2000 .

M. Yoshino and K. Inoue, "Improvement of saturation output power in a semiconductor laser amplifier through pumping light injection", IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett., vol. 8, no. 1, pp. 58-59, 1996.

J. Yu, A. Buxens, A. T. Clausen and P. Jeppesen, "16× 10Gb/s WDM bi-directional gating in a semiconductor optical amplifier for optical cross-connects exploiting network connection-symmetry", IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett., vol. 12, no. 6, pp. 702-704, 2000.

J. H. Chen, F. S. Choa, P. S. Cho, J. S. Wey, J. Goldhar, D. L. Butler and G. L. Burdge, "The gain decompression effect and its applications to very fast wavelength conversions", IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett., vol. 9, no. 6, pp. 755-757, 1997.

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