Abstract

A method for increasing the all-optical modulation bandwidth of semiconductor optical amplifiers (SOAs) by use of a cross-gain-modulated (XGM) holding signal is suggested and analyzed. The bandwidth improvement is numerically demonstrated by studying wavelength conversion in an SOA-based Mach-Zehnder interferometer (MZI) at 160 and 40 Gb/s. The new scheme is predicted to improve the extinction ratio and the minimum mark output power, as well as to reduce the amplitude jitter of the wavelength converted signal.

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S. Nakamura, Y. Ueno and K. Tajima, "168-Gb/s all-optical wavelength conversion with a symmetric-Mach-Zehnder-type switch", IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett., vol. 13, pp. 1091-1093, 2001.

R. J. Manning, A. D. Ellis, A. J. Poustie and K. J. Blow, "Semiconductor laser amplifiers for ultrafast all-optical signal processing", J. Opt. Soc. Amer. B, vol. 14, no. 11, pp. 3204-3216, 1997.

B. Dagens, A. Labrousse, S. Fabre, B. Martin, S. Squedin, B. Lavigne, R. Brenot, M. L. Nielsen and M. Renaud, "New modular SOA-based active-passive integrated Mach-Zehnder interferometer and first standard mode 40 Gb/s all-optical wavelength conversion on the C-band", in ECOC'02,.

D. Wolfson, T. Fjelde, A. Kloch, C. Janz, A. Coquelin, I. Guillemot, F. Gaborit, F. Poingt and M. Renaud, "Experimental investigation at 10 Gb/s of the noise suppression capabilities in a pass-through configuration in SOA-based interferometric structures", IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett., vol. 7, pp. 837-839, 2000.

S. Bischoff, A. Buxens, St. Fischer, M. Dülk, A. T. Clausen, H. N. Poulsen and J. Mørk, "Comparison of all-optical co-and counter-propagating high-speed signal processing in SOA-based Mach-Zehnder interferometers", Opt. Quantum Electron., vol. 33, pp. 907-926, 2001.

J. Mark and J. Mørk, "Subpicosecond gain dynamics in InGaAsP optical amplifiers: Experiment and theory", Appl. Phys. Lett., vol. 61, p. 2281, 1992.

J. Mørk and J. Mark, "Time-resolved spectroscopy of semiconductor laser devices: Experiments and modeling", in Proc. SPIE , vol. 2299, 2399, 1995, pp. 146-159.

A. Mecozzi and J. Mørk, "Saturation effects in nondegenerate four-wave mixing between short optical pulses in semiconductor laser amplifiers", IEEE J. Select. Topics Quantum Electron., vol. 3, pp. 1190-1207, 1997.

R. J. Manning and G. Sherlock, "Recovery of a p phase shift in 12.5 ps in a semiconductor laser amplifier", IEEE Electron. Lett., vol. 31, pp. 307-308, 1997.

A. Kloch and K. E. Stubkjaer, "Accumulation of jitter in cascaded wavelength converters based on semiconductor optical amplifiers", in Proc. FB4 ECOC'99 , 1999.

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