Abstract

The design and performance of an all-optical wavelength converter based on a semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA) and a delay interferometer (DI) are presented for 10-Gb/s return-to-zero (RZ) transmission systems with pulsewidths of 25–45 ps. The performance of the wavelength converter is investigated in terms of the operating conditions for the SOA and DI, and the properties of the input signal. The regenerative characteristics of the wavelength converter are also examined for input signals degraded by amplified spontaneous emission noise and residual dispersion. With proper design, the SOA–DI structure provides a high-performance all-optical wavelength converter for 10-Gb/s RZ transmission with practical pulsewidths.

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2005 (1)

2003 (2)

H. J. S. Dorren, D. Lenstra, Y. Liu, M. T. Hill, G. D. Khoe, "Nonlinear polarization rotation in semiconductor optical amplifiers: Theory and application to all-optical flip-flop memories," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 39, 141-148 (2003).

R. Inohara, K. Nishimura, M. Tsurusawa, M. Usami, "Experimental analysis of cross-phase modulation and cross-gain modulation in SOA-injecting CW assist light," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 15, 1192-1194 (2003).

2001 (1)

J. Leuthold, B. Mikkelsen, R. E. Behringer, G. Raybon, C. H. Joyner, P. A. Besse, "Novel 3R regenerator based on semiconductor optical amplifier delayed-interference configuration ," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 13, 860-862 (2001).

2000 (1)

J. Leuthold, C. H. Joyner, B. Mikkelsen, G. Raybon, J. L. Pleumeekers, B. I. Miller, K. Dreyer, C. A. Burrus, "100 Gb/s all-optical wavelength conversion with integrated SOA delayed-interference configuration ," Electron. Lett. 36, 1129-1130 (2000).

1999 (1)

S. Diez, R. Ludwig, H. G. Weber, "Gain-transparent SOA-switch for high-bitrate OTDM add/drop multiplexing," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 11, 60-62 (1999).

1998 (1)

Y. Ueno, S. Nakamura, K. Tajima, S. Kitamura, "3.8-THz wavelength conversion of picosecond pulses using a semiconductor delayed-interference signal-wavelength converter (DISC)," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 10, 346-348 (1998).

1995 (1)

W. Shieh, A. E. Willner, "Optimal conditions for high-speed all-optical SOA-based wavelength shifting," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 7, 1273-1275 (1995).

Electron. Lett. (1)

J. Leuthold, C. H. Joyner, B. Mikkelsen, G. Raybon, J. L. Pleumeekers, B. I. Miller, K. Dreyer, C. A. Burrus, "100 Gb/s all-optical wavelength conversion with integrated SOA delayed-interference configuration ," Electron. Lett. 36, 1129-1130 (2000).

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

H. J. S. Dorren, D. Lenstra, Y. Liu, M. T. Hill, G. D. Khoe, "Nonlinear polarization rotation in semiconductor optical amplifiers: Theory and application to all-optical flip-flop memories," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 39, 141-148 (2003).

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (5)

Y. Ueno, S. Nakamura, K. Tajima, S. Kitamura, "3.8-THz wavelength conversion of picosecond pulses using a semiconductor delayed-interference signal-wavelength converter (DISC)," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 10, 346-348 (1998).

J. Leuthold, B. Mikkelsen, R. E. Behringer, G. Raybon, C. H. Joyner, P. A. Besse, "Novel 3R regenerator based on semiconductor optical amplifier delayed-interference configuration ," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 13, 860-862 (2001).

R. Inohara, K. Nishimura, M. Tsurusawa, M. Usami, "Experimental analysis of cross-phase modulation and cross-gain modulation in SOA-injecting CW assist light," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 15, 1192-1194 (2003).

W. Shieh, A. E. Willner, "Optimal conditions for high-speed all-optical SOA-based wavelength shifting," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 7, 1273-1275 (1995).

S. Diez, R. Ludwig, H. G. Weber, "Gain-transparent SOA-switch for high-bitrate OTDM add/drop multiplexing," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 11, 60-62 (1999).

Opt. Express (1)

Other (4)

N. Kim, N. Cheng, J. C. Cartledge, "Optimization of all-optical wavelength converter based on a nonlinear semiconductor optical amplifier and delay interferometer," Proc. LEOS Annu. Meeting (2006) pp. 225-226.

S.-C. Cao, Wavelength conversion based on semiconductor optical amplifiers Ph.D dissertation Queen's Univ.KingstonONCanada (2003).

Making Time-Resolved Chirp Measurements Using the Optical Spectrum Analyzer and Digital Communications Analyzer http://www.agilent.com Application Note 1550-7.

Y. Liu, E. Tangdiongga, Z. Li, S. Zhang, H. de Waardt, G. D. Khoe, H. J. S. Dorren, "160 Gb/s SOA-based wavelength converter assisted by an optical bandpass filter," Optical Fiber Commun. Conf. (2005) Paper PDP17.

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