Abstract

This paper describes a method for realizing the efficient utilization of wavelength resources in wavelength-division multiplexing networks with centralized light sources. Using a deeply saturated semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA) modulator located in a remote node (RN), we erase the data on a downstream signal with a low extinction ratio and modulate it with new data to generate an upstream signal. Thus, we use only one wavelength for bidirectional transmission between a center node and an RN, without placing lasers at the RN. In this paper, we analyze the data suppression characteristic of the SOA using a large signal model. We also estimate the bit error rate degradation in the presence of an unsuppressed downstream bit pattern in an upstream signal. We then report experimental results that confirm the basic characteristics of the wavelength channel data rewriter, which we constructed using a linear amplifier and an SOA. Finally, we provide the results of a data transmission experiment that we undertook using the data rewriter.

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H. Takesue, F. Yamamoto and T. Sugie, "Novel node configuration for DWDM photonic access ring using CMLS", IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett., vol. 12, pp. 1698-1700, Dec. 2000.

K. C. Reichmann, N. J. Frigo and P. P. Iannone, "Wavelength registration in WDM ring networks by reconstitution of dropped optical carriers", in Proc. Eur. Conf. Opt. Commun. ECOC '99,, pp. I-136- 137.

E. Conforti, C. M. Gallep, S. H. Ho, A. C. Bordonalli and S. M. Kang, "Carrier reuse with gain compression and feed-forward semiconductor optical amplifiers", IEEE Trans. Microwave Theory Tech., vol. 50, pp. 77-81, Jan. 2002.

H. Takesue and T. Sugie, "Data rewrite of wavelength channel using saturated SOA modulator for WDM metro/access networks with centralized light sources", in Proc Eur. Conf. Opt. Commun. (ECOC 2002),, paper 8.5.6.

M. Shtaif and G. Eisenstein, "Noise characteristics of nonlinear semiconductor optical amplifier in the gaussian limit", IEEE J. Quantum Electron., vol. 32, pp. 1801-1809, Oct. 1996.

F. Koyama, T. Yamatoya and K. Iga, "Highly gain-saturated GaInAsP/InP SOA modulator for incoherent spectrum-sliced light source", in Int. Conf. InP Related Materials, 2000, paper WP2.26.

K. Sato and H. Toba, "Reduction of mode partition noise by using semiconductor optical amplifiers", IEEE J. Select. Topics Quantum Electron., vol. 7, pp. 328-333, Mar./Apr. 2001.

G. P. Agrawal and N. A. Olsson, "Self-phase modulation and spectral broadening of optical pulses in semiconductor laser amplifiers", IEEE J. Quantum Electron., vol. 25, pp. 2297-2306, Nov. 1989.

N. J. Frigo, P. P. Iannone, P. D. Magill, T. E. Darcie, M. M. Downs, B. N. Desai, U. Koren, T. L. Koch, C. Dragone, H. M. Presby and G. E. Bodeep, "A wavelength-division multiplexed passive optical network with cost-shared components", IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett., vol. 6, pp. 1365-1367, Nov. 1994.

N. J. Frigo, P. P. Iannone, M. M. Downs and B. N. Desai, "Mixed-format signal delivery and full-duplex operation in a WDM PON with a single shared source", in Proc. Opt. Fiber Commun. (OFC '94),, paper TuK5.

M. Okayasu, Y. Suzuki, N. Yoshimoto, R. Iga, H. Sugiura and J. Yoshida, "Bi-directional transmission experiment using a semiconductor optical amplifier transceiver module for WDM-PON and WDM-LAN applications", in Proc. Networks Opt. Commun. (NOC '99-I),, pp. 278-283.

M. Sharma, H. Ibe and T. Ozeki, "WDM ring network using a centralized multiwavelength light source and add-drop multiplexing filters", J. Lightwave Technol. , vol. 15, pp. 917-919, June 1997.

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