Abstract

All-optical wavelength converters play a key role for next-generation high-bit-rate optical networks. A high-speed, simple, and compact wavelength converter can resolve contention, reduce wavelength blocking, and enable a multitude of new wavelength routing approaches. We propose the combination of a quantum-dash mode-locked laser (QD-MLL) with a frequency-selective filter to provide (two) tunable wavelength pumps for wavelength conversion of optical channels in a dual-pump four-wave-mixing (FWM) scheme. Such a converter is simple, practical, and offers a wide conversion range, modulation format transparency, and the potential for photonic integration. We examine the performance of the proposed scheme experimentally with a QD-MLL and manually tunable optical filters. Wavelength conversion is achieved via an extremely non-linear semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA), a commercial SOA with very high FWM efficiency. We achieved near −3 dB conversion efficiency across a 9.6 nm tuning range with a signal input power of −3 dBm and a pump input power of 2 dBm. We performed bit error rate (BER) measurement on a 5.6 nm conversion range and obtained error-free transmission (BER <109) with less than 2 dB power penalty.

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2009

2008

2007

F. Lelarge, B. Dagens, J. Renaudier, R. Brenot, A. Accard, F. van Dijk, D. Make, O. L. Gouezigou, J.-G. Provost, F. Poingt, J. Landreau, O. Drisse, E. Derouin, B. Rousseau, F. Pommereau, and G.-H. Duan, “Recent advances on InAs/InP quantum dash based semiconductor lasers and optical amplifiers operating at 1.55µm,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron., vol. 13, pp. 111–124, Jan.–Feb.2007.
[CrossRef]

2006

J. Buus and E. Murphy, “Tunable lasers in optical networks,” J. Lightwave Technol., vol. 24, pp. 5–11, Jan.2006.
[CrossRef]

J. Simsarian, M. Larson, H. Garrett, H. Xu, and T. Strand, “Less than 5-ns wavelength switching with an SG-DBR laser,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett., vol. 18, pp. 565–567, Feb.2006.
[CrossRef]

2005

L.-Q. Guo and M. J. Connelly, “Signal-induced birefringence and dichroism in a tensile-strained bulk semiconductor optical amplifier and its application to wavelength conversion,” J. Lightwave Technol., vol. 23, p. 4037, Dec.2005.
[CrossRef]

C. Porzi, A. Bogoni, L. Poti, and G. Contestabile, “Polarization and wavelength-independent time-division demultiplexing based on copolarized-pumps FWM in an SOA,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett., vol. 17, pp. 633–635, Mar.2005.
[CrossRef]

2004

2003

D. V. Thourhout, L. Zhang, W. Yang, B. Miller, N. Sauer, and C. Doerr, “Compact digitally tunable laser,” Photon. Technol. Lett., vol. 15, pp. 182–184, Feb.2003.
[CrossRef]

2002

D. Van Thourhout, G. Sarlet, G. Morthier, and R. Baets, “Comparison of integrated multi-wavelength and (widely) tunable edge-emitting laser diodes,” Opt. Quantum Electron., vol. 34, no. 7, pp. 627–648, 2002.
[CrossRef]

1998

B. Ramamurthy and B. Mukherjee, “Wavelength conversion in WDM networking,” IEEE J. Sel. Areas Commun., vol. 16, pp. 1061–1073, Sept.1998.
[CrossRef]

D. Sadot and E. Boimovich, “Tunable optical filters for dense WDM networks,” IEEE Commun. Mag., vol. 36, pp. 50–55, Dec.1998.
[CrossRef]

J. Lacey, M. Summerfield, and S. Madden, “Tunability of polarization-insensitive wavelength converters based on four-wave mixing in semiconductor optical amplifiers,” J. Lightwave Technol., vol. 16, pp. 2419–2427, Dec.1998.
[CrossRef]

1997

A. D’ottavi, F. Girardin, L. Graziani, F. Martelli, P. Spano, A. Mecozzi, S. Scotti, R. Dall’Ara, J. Eckner, and G. Guekos, “Four-wave mixing in semiconductor optical amplifiers: A practical tool for wavelength conversion,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron., vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 522–528, 1997.
[CrossRef]

S. Diez, C. Schmidt, R. Ludwig, H. Weber, K. Obermann, S. Kindt, I. Koltchanov, and K. Petermann, “Four-wave mixing in semiconductor optical amplifiers for frequency conversion and fast optical switching,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron., vol. 3, pp. 1131–1145, Oct.1997.
[CrossRef]

1996

J. Lacey, G. Pendock, and R. Tucker, “All-optical 1300-nm to 1550-nm wavelength conversion using cross-phase modulation in a semiconductor optical amplifier,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett., vol. 8, pp. 885–887, July1996.
[CrossRef]

T. Durhuus, B. Mikkelsen, C. Joergensen, S. Lykke Danielsen, and K. Stubkjaer, “All-optical wavelength conversion by semiconductor optical amplifiers,” J. Lightwave Technol., vol. 14, pp. 942–954, June1996.
[CrossRef]

S. Yoo, “Wavelength conversion technologies for WDM network applications,” J. Lightwave Technol., vol. 14, pp. 955–966, June1996.
[CrossRef]

Accard, A.

F. Lelarge, B. Dagens, J. Renaudier, R. Brenot, A. Accard, F. van Dijk, D. Make, O. L. Gouezigou, J.-G. Provost, F. Poingt, J. Landreau, O. Drisse, E. Derouin, B. Rousseau, F. Pommereau, and G.-H. Duan, “Recent advances on InAs/InP quantum dash based semiconductor lasers and optical amplifiers operating at 1.55µm,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron., vol. 13, pp. 111–124, Jan.–Feb.2007.
[CrossRef]

Akulova, Y.

Anandarajah, P.

K. Shi, P. Anandarajah, D. Reid, F. Smyth, L. Barry, and Y. Yu, “SG-DBR tunable laser linewidth and its impact on advanced modulation format transmission,” in IEEE European Conf. on Lasers and Electro-Optics and the European Quantum Electronics Conf., June 2009, p. 1.

Andersen, P.

Y. Geng, P. Andersen, T. Tokle, C. Peucheret, and P. Jeppesen, “Wavelength conversion of a 6 ×40 Gb/s DPSK WDM signal using FWM in a highly non-linear photonic crystal fiber,” in Proc. IEEE 31st European Conf. on Optical Communication, Sept. 2005, vol. 2, pp. 205–206.

Baets, R.

D. Van Thourhout, G. Sarlet, G. Morthier, and R. Baets, “Comparison of integrated multi-wavelength and (widely) tunable edge-emitting laser diodes,” Opt. Quantum Electron., vol. 34, no. 7, pp. 627–648, 2002.
[CrossRef]

Banchi, L.

Bandyopadhyay, S.

Y. Hong, S. Bandyopadhyay, P. Spencer, and K. Shore, “Polarization-independent optical spectral inversion without frequency shift using a single semiconductor optical amplifier,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron., vol. 39, pp. 1123–1128, Sept. 2003.
[CrossRef]

Barry, L.

K. Shi, P. Anandarajah, D. Reid, F. Smyth, L. Barry, and Y. Yu, “SG-DBR tunable laser linewidth and its impact on advanced modulation format transmission,” in IEEE European Conf. on Lasers and Electro-Optics and the European Quantum Electronics Conf., June 2009, p. 1.

Barton, J.

Ben M’Sallem, Y.

Y. Ben M’Sallem, Q. T. Le, L. Bramerie, Q.-T. Nguyen, E. Borgne, P. Besnard, S. LaRochelle, L. Rusch, and J.-C. Simon, “Quantum-dash mode-locked laser source for wavelength-tunable 56 Gbit/s DQPSK,” in Proc. 36th European Conf. and Exhibition on Optical Communication (ECOC), Sept. 2010, pp. 1–3.

Bernasconi, P.

J. Gripp, J. Simsarian, J. LeGrange, P. Bernasconi, and D. Neilson, “Architectures, components, and subsystems for future optical packet switches,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron., vol. 16, pp. 1394–1404, Sept.–Oct.2010.
[CrossRef]

Besnard, P.

Y. Ben M’Sallem, Q. T. Le, L. Bramerie, Q.-T. Nguyen, E. Borgne, P. Besnard, S. LaRochelle, L. Rusch, and J.-C. Simon, “Quantum-dash mode-locked laser source for wavelength-tunable 56 Gbit/s DQPSK,” in Proc. 36th European Conf. and Exhibition on Optical Communication (ECOC), Sept. 2010, pp. 1–3.

Blondeau, R.

K. Stukjaer, C. Joergensen, S. Danielsen, B. Mikkelsen, M. Vaa, R. Pedersen, H. Povlsen, M. Schilling, K. Daub, K. Dutting, W. Idler, M. Klenk, E. Lach, G. Laube, K. Wunstel, P. Doussiere, A. Jourdan, F. Pommerau, G. Soulage, L. Goldstein, J. Emery, N. Vodjdani, F. Ratovelomanana, A. Enard, G. Glastre, D. Rondi, and R. Blondeau, “Wavelength conversion devices and techniques,” in Proc. 22nd European Conf. on Optical Communication, Sept. 1996, vol. 4, pp. 33–40.

Bogoni, A.

C. Porzi, A. Bogoni, L. Poti, and G. Contestabile, “Polarization and wavelength-independent time-division demultiplexing based on copolarized-pumps FWM in an SOA,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett., vol. 17, pp. 633–635, Mar.2005.
[CrossRef]

Boimovich, E.

D. Sadot and E. Boimovich, “Tunable optical filters for dense WDM networks,” IEEE Commun. Mag., vol. 36, pp. 50–55, Dec.1998.
[CrossRef]

Borgne, E.

Y. Ben M’Sallem, Q. T. Le, L. Bramerie, Q.-T. Nguyen, E. Borgne, P. Besnard, S. LaRochelle, L. Rusch, and J.-C. Simon, “Quantum-dash mode-locked laser source for wavelength-tunable 56 Gbit/s DQPSK,” in Proc. 36th European Conf. and Exhibition on Optical Communication (ECOC), Sept. 2010, pp. 1–3.

Bramerie, L.

Y. Ben M’Sallem, Q. T. Le, L. Bramerie, Q.-T. Nguyen, E. Borgne, P. Besnard, S. LaRochelle, L. Rusch, and J.-C. Simon, “Quantum-dash mode-locked laser source for wavelength-tunable 56 Gbit/s DQPSK,” in Proc. 36th European Conf. and Exhibition on Optical Communication (ECOC), Sept. 2010, pp. 1–3.

Brenot, R.

F. Lelarge, B. Dagens, J. Renaudier, R. Brenot, A. Accard, F. van Dijk, D. Make, O. L. Gouezigou, J.-G. Provost, F. Poingt, J. Landreau, O. Drisse, E. Derouin, B. Rousseau, F. Pommereau, and G.-H. Duan, “Recent advances on InAs/InP quantum dash based semiconductor lasers and optical amplifiers operating at 1.55µm,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron., vol. 13, pp. 111–124, Jan.–Feb.2007.
[CrossRef]

Buus, J.

J. Buus and E. Murphy, “Tunable lasers in optical networks,” J. Lightwave Technol., vol. 24, pp. 5–11, Jan.2006.
[CrossRef]

Chen, X.

Chen, Y.

Cheng, T.

D. Wang, T. Cheng, Y. Yeo, Z. Xu, Y. Wang, G. Xiao, and J. Liu, “Performance comparison of using SOA and HNLF as FWM medium in a wavelength multicasting scheme with reduced polarization sensitivity,” J. Lightwave Technol., vol. 28, no. 24, pp. 3497–3505, 2010.

Chien, C.-Y.

S.-L. Lee, C.-Y. Chien, H.-W. Tsao, and J. Wu, “Practical considerations of using tunable lasers for packet routing in multiwavelength optical networks,” in Proc. Int. Conf. on Parallel Processing Workshops, Oct. 2003, pp. 325–331.

Chraplyvy, A.

Ciaramella, E.

Coldren, C.

Coldren, L.

Connelly, M. J.

Contestabile, G.

G. Contestabile, L. Banchi, E. Ciaramella, and M. Presi, “Investigation of transparency of FWM in SOA to advanced modulation formats involving intensity, phase, and polarization multiplexing,” J. Lightwave Technol., vol. 27, pp. 4256–4261, Oct.2009.
[CrossRef]

C. Porzi, A. Bogoni, L. Poti, and G. Contestabile, “Polarization and wavelength-independent time-division demultiplexing based on copolarized-pumps FWM in an SOA,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett., vol. 17, pp. 633–635, Mar.2005.
[CrossRef]

D’ottavi, A.

A. D’ottavi, F. Girardin, L. Graziani, F. Martelli, P. Spano, A. Mecozzi, S. Scotti, R. Dall’Ara, J. Eckner, and G. Guekos, “Four-wave mixing in semiconductor optical amplifiers: A practical tool for wavelength conversion,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron., vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 522–528, 1997.
[CrossRef]

Dagens, B.

F. Lelarge, B. Dagens, J. Renaudier, R. Brenot, A. Accard, F. van Dijk, D. Make, O. L. Gouezigou, J.-G. Provost, F. Poingt, J. Landreau, O. Drisse, E. Derouin, B. Rousseau, F. Pommereau, and G.-H. Duan, “Recent advances on InAs/InP quantum dash based semiconductor lasers and optical amplifiers operating at 1.55µm,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron., vol. 13, pp. 111–124, Jan.–Feb.2007.
[CrossRef]

Dall’Ara, R.

A. D’ottavi, F. Girardin, L. Graziani, F. Martelli, P. Spano, A. Mecozzi, S. Scotti, R. Dall’Ara, J. Eckner, and G. Guekos, “Four-wave mixing in semiconductor optical amplifiers: A practical tool for wavelength conversion,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron., vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 522–528, 1997.
[CrossRef]

Danielsen, S.

K. Stukjaer, C. Joergensen, S. Danielsen, B. Mikkelsen, M. Vaa, R. Pedersen, H. Povlsen, M. Schilling, K. Daub, K. Dutting, W. Idler, M. Klenk, E. Lach, G. Laube, K. Wunstel, P. Doussiere, A. Jourdan, F. Pommerau, G. Soulage, L. Goldstein, J. Emery, N. Vodjdani, F. Ratovelomanana, A. Enard, G. Glastre, D. Rondi, and R. Blondeau, “Wavelength conversion devices and techniques,” in Proc. 22nd European Conf. on Optical Communication, Sept. 1996, vol. 4, pp. 33–40.

Daub, K.

K. Stukjaer, C. Joergensen, S. Danielsen, B. Mikkelsen, M. Vaa, R. Pedersen, H. Povlsen, M. Schilling, K. Daub, K. Dutting, W. Idler, M. Klenk, E. Lach, G. Laube, K. Wunstel, P. Doussiere, A. Jourdan, F. Pommerau, G. Soulage, L. Goldstein, J. Emery, N. Vodjdani, F. Ratovelomanana, A. Enard, G. Glastre, D. Rondi, and R. Blondeau, “Wavelength conversion devices and techniques,” in Proc. 22nd European Conf. on Optical Communication, Sept. 1996, vol. 4, pp. 33–40.

Derouin, E.

F. Lelarge, B. Dagens, J. Renaudier, R. Brenot, A. Accard, F. van Dijk, D. Make, O. L. Gouezigou, J.-G. Provost, F. Poingt, J. Landreau, O. Drisse, E. Derouin, B. Rousseau, F. Pommereau, and G.-H. Duan, “Recent advances on InAs/InP quantum dash based semiconductor lasers and optical amplifiers operating at 1.55µm,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron., vol. 13, pp. 111–124, Jan.–Feb.2007.
[CrossRef]

Diez, S.

S. Diez, C. Schmidt, R. Ludwig, H. Weber, K. Obermann, S. Kindt, I. Koltchanov, and K. Petermann, “Four-wave mixing in semiconductor optical amplifiers for frequency conversion and fast optical switching,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron., vol. 3, pp. 1131–1145, Oct.1997.
[CrossRef]

Doerr, C.

D. V. Thourhout, L. Zhang, W. Yang, B. Miller, N. Sauer, and C. Doerr, “Compact digitally tunable laser,” Photon. Technol. Lett., vol. 15, pp. 182–184, Feb.2003.
[CrossRef]

Doussiere, P.

K. Stukjaer, C. Joergensen, S. Danielsen, B. Mikkelsen, M. Vaa, R. Pedersen, H. Povlsen, M. Schilling, K. Daub, K. Dutting, W. Idler, M. Klenk, E. Lach, G. Laube, K. Wunstel, P. Doussiere, A. Jourdan, F. Pommerau, G. Soulage, L. Goldstein, J. Emery, N. Vodjdani, F. Ratovelomanana, A. Enard, G. Glastre, D. Rondi, and R. Blondeau, “Wavelength conversion devices and techniques,” in Proc. 22nd European Conf. on Optical Communication, Sept. 1996, vol. 4, pp. 33–40.

Drisse, O.

F. Lelarge, B. Dagens, J. Renaudier, R. Brenot, A. Accard, F. van Dijk, D. Make, O. L. Gouezigou, J.-G. Provost, F. Poingt, J. Landreau, O. Drisse, E. Derouin, B. Rousseau, F. Pommereau, and G.-H. Duan, “Recent advances on InAs/InP quantum dash based semiconductor lasers and optical amplifiers operating at 1.55µm,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron., vol. 13, pp. 111–124, Jan.–Feb.2007.
[CrossRef]

Duan, G.-H.

F. Lelarge, B. Dagens, J. Renaudier, R. Brenot, A. Accard, F. van Dijk, D. Make, O. L. Gouezigou, J.-G. Provost, F. Poingt, J. Landreau, O. Drisse, E. Derouin, B. Rousseau, F. Pommereau, and G.-H. Duan, “Recent advances on InAs/InP quantum dash based semiconductor lasers and optical amplifiers operating at 1.55µm,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron., vol. 13, pp. 111–124, Jan.–Feb.2007.
[CrossRef]

Durhuus, T.

T. Durhuus, B. Mikkelsen, C. Joergensen, S. Lykke Danielsen, and K. Stubkjaer, “All-optical wavelength conversion by semiconductor optical amplifiers,” J. Lightwave Technol., vol. 14, pp. 942–954, June1996.
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Eckner, J.

A. D’ottavi, F. Girardin, L. Graziani, F. Martelli, P. Spano, A. Mecozzi, S. Scotti, R. Dall’Ara, J. Eckner, and G. Guekos, “Four-wave mixing in semiconductor optical amplifiers: A practical tool for wavelength conversion,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron., vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 522–528, 1997.
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Enard, A.

K. Stukjaer, C. Joergensen, S. Danielsen, B. Mikkelsen, M. Vaa, R. Pedersen, H. Povlsen, M. Schilling, K. Daub, K. Dutting, W. Idler, M. Klenk, E. Lach, G. Laube, K. Wunstel, P. Doussiere, A. Jourdan, F. Pommerau, G. Soulage, L. Goldstein, J. Emery, N. Vodjdani, F. Ratovelomanana, A. Enard, G. Glastre, D. Rondi, and R. Blondeau, “Wavelength conversion devices and techniques,” in Proc. 22nd European Conf. on Optical Communication, Sept. 1996, vol. 4, pp. 33–40.

Fish, G.

Garrett, H.

J. Simsarian, M. Larson, H. Garrett, H. Xu, and T. Strand, “Less than 5-ns wavelength switching with an SG-DBR laser,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett., vol. 18, pp. 565–567, Feb.2006.
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Y. Geng, P. Andersen, T. Tokle, C. Peucheret, and P. Jeppesen, “Wavelength conversion of a 6 ×40 Gb/s DPSK WDM signal using FWM in a highly non-linear photonic crystal fiber,” in Proc. IEEE 31st European Conf. on Optical Communication, Sept. 2005, vol. 2, pp. 205–206.

Girardin, F.

A. D’ottavi, F. Girardin, L. Graziani, F. Martelli, P. Spano, A. Mecozzi, S. Scotti, R. Dall’Ara, J. Eckner, and G. Guekos, “Four-wave mixing in semiconductor optical amplifiers: A practical tool for wavelength conversion,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron., vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 522–528, 1997.
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Glastre, G.

K. Stukjaer, C. Joergensen, S. Danielsen, B. Mikkelsen, M. Vaa, R. Pedersen, H. Povlsen, M. Schilling, K. Daub, K. Dutting, W. Idler, M. Klenk, E. Lach, G. Laube, K. Wunstel, P. Doussiere, A. Jourdan, F. Pommerau, G. Soulage, L. Goldstein, J. Emery, N. Vodjdani, F. Ratovelomanana, A. Enard, G. Glastre, D. Rondi, and R. Blondeau, “Wavelength conversion devices and techniques,” in Proc. 22nd European Conf. on Optical Communication, Sept. 1996, vol. 4, pp. 33–40.

Gnauck, A.

Goldstein, L.

K. Stukjaer, C. Joergensen, S. Danielsen, B. Mikkelsen, M. Vaa, R. Pedersen, H. Povlsen, M. Schilling, K. Daub, K. Dutting, W. Idler, M. Klenk, E. Lach, G. Laube, K. Wunstel, P. Doussiere, A. Jourdan, F. Pommerau, G. Soulage, L. Goldstein, J. Emery, N. Vodjdani, F. Ratovelomanana, A. Enard, G. Glastre, D. Rondi, and R. Blondeau, “Wavelength conversion devices and techniques,” in Proc. 22nd European Conf. on Optical Communication, Sept. 1996, vol. 4, pp. 33–40.

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F. Lelarge, B. Dagens, J. Renaudier, R. Brenot, A. Accard, F. van Dijk, D. Make, O. L. Gouezigou, J.-G. Provost, F. Poingt, J. Landreau, O. Drisse, E. Derouin, B. Rousseau, F. Pommereau, and G.-H. Duan, “Recent advances on InAs/InP quantum dash based semiconductor lasers and optical amplifiers operating at 1.55µm,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron., vol. 13, pp. 111–124, Jan.–Feb.2007.
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Jeppesen, P.

Y. Geng, P. Andersen, T. Tokle, C. Peucheret, and P. Jeppesen, “Wavelength conversion of a 6 ×40 Gb/s DPSK WDM signal using FWM in a highly non-linear photonic crystal fiber,” in Proc. IEEE 31st European Conf. on Optical Communication, Sept. 2005, vol. 2, pp. 205–206.

Joergensen, C.

T. Durhuus, B. Mikkelsen, C. Joergensen, S. Lykke Danielsen, and K. Stubkjaer, “All-optical wavelength conversion by semiconductor optical amplifiers,” J. Lightwave Technol., vol. 14, pp. 942–954, June1996.
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K. Stukjaer, C. Joergensen, S. Danielsen, B. Mikkelsen, M. Vaa, R. Pedersen, H. Povlsen, M. Schilling, K. Daub, K. Dutting, W. Idler, M. Klenk, E. Lach, G. Laube, K. Wunstel, P. Doussiere, A. Jourdan, F. Pommerau, G. Soulage, L. Goldstein, J. Emery, N. Vodjdani, F. Ratovelomanana, A. Enard, G. Glastre, D. Rondi, and R. Blondeau, “Wavelength conversion devices and techniques,” in Proc. 22nd European Conf. on Optical Communication, Sept. 1996, vol. 4, pp. 33–40.

Johansson, L.

Jourdan, A.

K. Stukjaer, C. Joergensen, S. Danielsen, B. Mikkelsen, M. Vaa, R. Pedersen, H. Povlsen, M. Schilling, K. Daub, K. Dutting, W. Idler, M. Klenk, E. Lach, G. Laube, K. Wunstel, P. Doussiere, A. Jourdan, F. Pommerau, G. Soulage, L. Goldstein, J. Emery, N. Vodjdani, F. Ratovelomanana, A. Enard, G. Glastre, D. Rondi, and R. Blondeau, “Wavelength conversion devices and techniques,” in Proc. 22nd European Conf. on Optical Communication, Sept. 1996, vol. 4, pp. 33–40.

Kindt, S.

S. Diez, C. Schmidt, R. Ludwig, H. Weber, K. Obermann, S. Kindt, I. Koltchanov, and K. Petermann, “Four-wave mixing in semiconductor optical amplifiers for frequency conversion and fast optical switching,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron., vol. 3, pp. 1131–1145, Oct.1997.
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Koltchanov, I.

S. Diez, C. Schmidt, R. Ludwig, H. Weber, K. Obermann, S. Kindt, I. Koltchanov, and K. Petermann, “Four-wave mixing in semiconductor optical amplifiers for frequency conversion and fast optical switching,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron., vol. 3, pp. 1131–1145, Oct.1997.
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Lacey, J.

J. Lacey, M. Summerfield, and S. Madden, “Tunability of polarization-insensitive wavelength converters based on four-wave mixing in semiconductor optical amplifiers,” J. Lightwave Technol., vol. 16, pp. 2419–2427, Dec.1998.
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Landreau, J.

F. Lelarge, B. Dagens, J. Renaudier, R. Brenot, A. Accard, F. van Dijk, D. Make, O. L. Gouezigou, J.-G. Provost, F. Poingt, J. Landreau, O. Drisse, E. Derouin, B. Rousseau, F. Pommereau, and G.-H. Duan, “Recent advances on InAs/InP quantum dash based semiconductor lasers and optical amplifiers operating at 1.55µm,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron., vol. 13, pp. 111–124, Jan.–Feb.2007.
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J. Simsarian, M. Larson, H. Garrett, H. Xu, and T. Strand, “Less than 5-ns wavelength switching with an SG-DBR laser,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett., vol. 18, pp. 565–567, Feb.2006.
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K. Stukjaer, C. Joergensen, S. Danielsen, B. Mikkelsen, M. Vaa, R. Pedersen, H. Povlsen, M. Schilling, K. Daub, K. Dutting, W. Idler, M. Klenk, E. Lach, G. Laube, K. Wunstel, P. Doussiere, A. Jourdan, F. Pommerau, G. Soulage, L. Goldstein, J. Emery, N. Vodjdani, F. Ratovelomanana, A. Enard, G. Glastre, D. Rondi, and R. Blondeau, “Wavelength conversion devices and techniques,” in Proc. 22nd European Conf. on Optical Communication, Sept. 1996, vol. 4, pp. 33–40.

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Y. Ben M’Sallem, Q. T. Le, L. Bramerie, Q.-T. Nguyen, E. Borgne, P. Besnard, S. LaRochelle, L. Rusch, and J.-C. Simon, “Quantum-dash mode-locked laser source for wavelength-tunable 56 Gbit/s DQPSK,” in Proc. 36th European Conf. and Exhibition on Optical Communication (ECOC), Sept. 2010, pp. 1–3.

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S.-L. Lee, C.-Y. Chien, H.-W. Tsao, and J. Wu, “Practical considerations of using tunable lasers for packet routing in multiwavelength optical networks,” in Proc. Int. Conf. on Parallel Processing Workshops, Oct. 2003, pp. 325–331.

LeGrange, J.

J. Gripp, J. Simsarian, J. LeGrange, P. Bernasconi, and D. Neilson, “Architectures, components, and subsystems for future optical packet switches,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron., vol. 16, pp. 1394–1404, Sept.–Oct.2010.
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Ludwig, R.

S. Diez, C. Schmidt, R. Ludwig, H. Weber, K. Obermann, S. Kindt, I. Koltchanov, and K. Petermann, “Four-wave mixing in semiconductor optical amplifiers for frequency conversion and fast optical switching,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron., vol. 3, pp. 1131–1145, Oct.1997.
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T. Durhuus, B. Mikkelsen, C. Joergensen, S. Lykke Danielsen, and K. Stubkjaer, “All-optical wavelength conversion by semiconductor optical amplifiers,” J. Lightwave Technol., vol. 14, pp. 942–954, June1996.
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D. Van Thourhout, G. Sarlet, G. Morthier, and R. Baets, “Comparison of integrated multi-wavelength and (widely) tunable edge-emitting laser diodes,” Opt. Quantum Electron., vol. 34, no. 7, pp. 627–648, 2002.
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Y. Ben M’Sallem, Q. T. Le, L. Bramerie, Q.-T. Nguyen, E. Borgne, P. Besnard, S. LaRochelle, L. Rusch, and J.-C. Simon, “Quantum-dash mode-locked laser source for wavelength-tunable 56 Gbit/s DQPSK,” in Proc. 36th European Conf. and Exhibition on Optical Communication (ECOC), Sept. 2010, pp. 1–3.

Obermann, K.

S. Diez, C. Schmidt, R. Ludwig, H. Weber, K. Obermann, S. Kindt, I. Koltchanov, and K. Petermann, “Four-wave mixing in semiconductor optical amplifiers for frequency conversion and fast optical switching,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron., vol. 3, pp. 1131–1145, Oct.1997.
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Otsubo, K.

K. Otsubo, S. Tanaka, S. Tomabechi, K. Morito, and H. Kuwatsuka, “High efficiency, wide range and completely transparent wavelength conversion method using replicas generated by dual pump nearly-degenerated four-wave mixing in a Mach-Zehnder interferometer SOA,” in Optical Fiber Communication Conf. and Expo. and the Nat. Fiber Optic Engineers Conf., Mar. 2006, OWS7.

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K. Stukjaer, C. Joergensen, S. Danielsen, B. Mikkelsen, M. Vaa, R. Pedersen, H. Povlsen, M. Schilling, K. Daub, K. Dutting, W. Idler, M. Klenk, E. Lach, G. Laube, K. Wunstel, P. Doussiere, A. Jourdan, F. Pommerau, G. Soulage, L. Goldstein, J. Emery, N. Vodjdani, F. Ratovelomanana, A. Enard, G. Glastre, D. Rondi, and R. Blondeau, “Wavelength conversion devices and techniques,” in Proc. 22nd European Conf. on Optical Communication, Sept. 1996, vol. 4, pp. 33–40.

Pendock, G.

J. Lacey, G. Pendock, and R. Tucker, “All-optical 1300-nm to 1550-nm wavelength conversion using cross-phase modulation in a semiconductor optical amplifier,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett., vol. 8, pp. 885–887, July1996.
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Poingt, F.

F. Lelarge, B. Dagens, J. Renaudier, R. Brenot, A. Accard, F. van Dijk, D. Make, O. L. Gouezigou, J.-G. Provost, F. Poingt, J. Landreau, O. Drisse, E. Derouin, B. Rousseau, F. Pommereau, and G.-H. Duan, “Recent advances on InAs/InP quantum dash based semiconductor lasers and optical amplifiers operating at 1.55µm,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron., vol. 13, pp. 111–124, Jan.–Feb.2007.
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Pommereau, F.

F. Lelarge, B. Dagens, J. Renaudier, R. Brenot, A. Accard, F. van Dijk, D. Make, O. L. Gouezigou, J.-G. Provost, F. Poingt, J. Landreau, O. Drisse, E. Derouin, B. Rousseau, F. Pommereau, and G.-H. Duan, “Recent advances on InAs/InP quantum dash based semiconductor lasers and optical amplifiers operating at 1.55µm,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron., vol. 13, pp. 111–124, Jan.–Feb.2007.
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Presi, M.

Provost, J.-G.

F. Lelarge, B. Dagens, J. Renaudier, R. Brenot, A. Accard, F. van Dijk, D. Make, O. L. Gouezigou, J.-G. Provost, F. Poingt, J. Landreau, O. Drisse, E. Derouin, B. Rousseau, F. Pommereau, and G.-H. Duan, “Recent advances on InAs/InP quantum dash based semiconductor lasers and optical amplifiers operating at 1.55µm,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron., vol. 13, pp. 111–124, Jan.–Feb.2007.
[CrossRef]

Ramamurthy, B.

B. Ramamurthy and B. Mukherjee, “Wavelength conversion in WDM networking,” IEEE J. Sel. Areas Commun., vol. 16, pp. 1061–1073, Sept.1998.
[CrossRef]

Ratovelomanana, F.

K. Stukjaer, C. Joergensen, S. Danielsen, B. Mikkelsen, M. Vaa, R. Pedersen, H. Povlsen, M. Schilling, K. Daub, K. Dutting, W. Idler, M. Klenk, E. Lach, G. Laube, K. Wunstel, P. Doussiere, A. Jourdan, F. Pommerau, G. Soulage, L. Goldstein, J. Emery, N. Vodjdani, F. Ratovelomanana, A. Enard, G. Glastre, D. Rondi, and R. Blondeau, “Wavelength conversion devices and techniques,” in Proc. 22nd European Conf. on Optical Communication, Sept. 1996, vol. 4, pp. 33–40.

Reid, D.

K. Shi, P. Anandarajah, D. Reid, F. Smyth, L. Barry, and Y. Yu, “SG-DBR tunable laser linewidth and its impact on advanced modulation format transmission,” in IEEE European Conf. on Lasers and Electro-Optics and the European Quantum Electronics Conf., June 2009, p. 1.

Renaudier, J.

F. Lelarge, B. Dagens, J. Renaudier, R. Brenot, A. Accard, F. van Dijk, D. Make, O. L. Gouezigou, J.-G. Provost, F. Poingt, J. Landreau, O. Drisse, E. Derouin, B. Rousseau, F. Pommereau, and G.-H. Duan, “Recent advances on InAs/InP quantum dash based semiconductor lasers and optical amplifiers operating at 1.55µm,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron., vol. 13, pp. 111–124, Jan.–Feb.2007.
[CrossRef]

Roditi, E.

I. Tonkos, I. Zacharopoulos, E. Roditi, D. Syvridis, F. Girardin, L. Occhi, and A. Uskov, “Highly performing wavelength converter based on dual pump wave mixing in semiconductor optical amplifier,” in Proc. IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annu. Meeting, Dec. 1998, vol. 1, pp. 71–72.

Rondi, D.

K. Stukjaer, C. Joergensen, S. Danielsen, B. Mikkelsen, M. Vaa, R. Pedersen, H. Povlsen, M. Schilling, K. Daub, K. Dutting, W. Idler, M. Klenk, E. Lach, G. Laube, K. Wunstel, P. Doussiere, A. Jourdan, F. Pommerau, G. Soulage, L. Goldstein, J. Emery, N. Vodjdani, F. Ratovelomanana, A. Enard, G. Glastre, D. Rondi, and R. Blondeau, “Wavelength conversion devices and techniques,” in Proc. 22nd European Conf. on Optical Communication, Sept. 1996, vol. 4, pp. 33–40.

Rousseau, B.

F. Lelarge, B. Dagens, J. Renaudier, R. Brenot, A. Accard, F. van Dijk, D. Make, O. L. Gouezigou, J.-G. Provost, F. Poingt, J. Landreau, O. Drisse, E. Derouin, B. Rousseau, F. Pommereau, and G.-H. Duan, “Recent advances on InAs/InP quantum dash based semiconductor lasers and optical amplifiers operating at 1.55µm,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron., vol. 13, pp. 111–124, Jan.–Feb.2007.
[CrossRef]

Rusch, L.

Y. Ben M’Sallem, Q. T. Le, L. Bramerie, Q.-T. Nguyen, E. Borgne, P. Besnard, S. LaRochelle, L. Rusch, and J.-C. Simon, “Quantum-dash mode-locked laser source for wavelength-tunable 56 Gbit/s DQPSK,” in Proc. 36th European Conf. and Exhibition on Optical Communication (ECOC), Sept. 2010, pp. 1–3.

Sadot, D.

D. Sadot and E. Boimovich, “Tunable optical filters for dense WDM networks,” IEEE Commun. Mag., vol. 36, pp. 50–55, Dec.1998.
[CrossRef]

Sarlet, G.

D. Van Thourhout, G. Sarlet, G. Morthier, and R. Baets, “Comparison of integrated multi-wavelength and (widely) tunable edge-emitting laser diodes,” Opt. Quantum Electron., vol. 34, no. 7, pp. 627–648, 2002.
[CrossRef]

Sauer, N.

D. V. Thourhout, L. Zhang, W. Yang, B. Miller, N. Sauer, and C. Doerr, “Compact digitally tunable laser,” Photon. Technol. Lett., vol. 15, pp. 182–184, Feb.2003.
[CrossRef]

Schilling, M.

K. Stukjaer, C. Joergensen, S. Danielsen, B. Mikkelsen, M. Vaa, R. Pedersen, H. Povlsen, M. Schilling, K. Daub, K. Dutting, W. Idler, M. Klenk, E. Lach, G. Laube, K. Wunstel, P. Doussiere, A. Jourdan, F. Pommerau, G. Soulage, L. Goldstein, J. Emery, N. Vodjdani, F. Ratovelomanana, A. Enard, G. Glastre, D. Rondi, and R. Blondeau, “Wavelength conversion devices and techniques,” in Proc. 22nd European Conf. on Optical Communication, Sept. 1996, vol. 4, pp. 33–40.

Schmidt, C.

S. Diez, C. Schmidt, R. Ludwig, H. Weber, K. Obermann, S. Kindt, I. Koltchanov, and K. Petermann, “Four-wave mixing in semiconductor optical amplifiers for frequency conversion and fast optical switching,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron., vol. 3, pp. 1131–1145, Oct.1997.
[CrossRef]

Scotti, S.

A. D’ottavi, F. Girardin, L. Graziani, F. Martelli, P. Spano, A. Mecozzi, S. Scotti, R. Dall’Ara, J. Eckner, and G. Guekos, “Four-wave mixing in semiconductor optical amplifiers: A practical tool for wavelength conversion,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron., vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 522–528, 1997.
[CrossRef]

Shi, K.

K. Shi, P. Anandarajah, D. Reid, F. Smyth, L. Barry, and Y. Yu, “SG-DBR tunable laser linewidth and its impact on advanced modulation format transmission,” in IEEE European Conf. on Lasers and Electro-Optics and the European Quantum Electronics Conf., June 2009, p. 1.

Shore, K.

Y. Hong, S. Bandyopadhyay, P. Spencer, and K. Shore, “Polarization-independent optical spectral inversion without frequency shift using a single semiconductor optical amplifier,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron., vol. 39, pp. 1123–1128, Sept. 2003.
[CrossRef]

Simon, J.-C.

Y. Ben M’Sallem, Q. T. Le, L. Bramerie, Q.-T. Nguyen, E. Borgne, P. Besnard, S. LaRochelle, L. Rusch, and J.-C. Simon, “Quantum-dash mode-locked laser source for wavelength-tunable 56 Gbit/s DQPSK,” in Proc. 36th European Conf. and Exhibition on Optical Communication (ECOC), Sept. 2010, pp. 1–3.

Simsarian, J.

J. Gripp, J. Simsarian, J. LeGrange, P. Bernasconi, and D. Neilson, “Architectures, components, and subsystems for future optical packet switches,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron., vol. 16, pp. 1394–1404, Sept.–Oct.2010.
[CrossRef]

J. Simsarian, M. Larson, H. Garrett, H. Xu, and T. Strand, “Less than 5-ns wavelength switching with an SG-DBR laser,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett., vol. 18, pp. 565–567, Feb.2006.
[CrossRef]

Smyth, F.

K. Shi, P. Anandarajah, D. Reid, F. Smyth, L. Barry, and Y. Yu, “SG-DBR tunable laser linewidth and its impact on advanced modulation format transmission,” in IEEE European Conf. on Lasers and Electro-Optics and the European Quantum Electronics Conf., June 2009, p. 1.

Soulage, G.

K. Stukjaer, C. Joergensen, S. Danielsen, B. Mikkelsen, M. Vaa, R. Pedersen, H. Povlsen, M. Schilling, K. Daub, K. Dutting, W. Idler, M. Klenk, E. Lach, G. Laube, K. Wunstel, P. Doussiere, A. Jourdan, F. Pommerau, G. Soulage, L. Goldstein, J. Emery, N. Vodjdani, F. Ratovelomanana, A. Enard, G. Glastre, D. Rondi, and R. Blondeau, “Wavelength conversion devices and techniques,” in Proc. 22nd European Conf. on Optical Communication, Sept. 1996, vol. 4, pp. 33–40.

Spano, P.

A. D’ottavi, F. Girardin, L. Graziani, F. Martelli, P. Spano, A. Mecozzi, S. Scotti, R. Dall’Ara, J. Eckner, and G. Guekos, “Four-wave mixing in semiconductor optical amplifiers: A practical tool for wavelength conversion,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron., vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 522–528, 1997.
[CrossRef]

Spencer, P.

Y. Hong, S. Bandyopadhyay, P. Spencer, and K. Shore, “Polarization-independent optical spectral inversion without frequency shift using a single semiconductor optical amplifier,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron., vol. 39, pp. 1123–1128, Sept. 2003.
[CrossRef]

Strand, T.

J. Simsarian, M. Larson, H. Garrett, H. Xu, and T. Strand, “Less than 5-ns wavelength switching with an SG-DBR laser,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett., vol. 18, pp. 565–567, Feb.2006.
[CrossRef]

Stubkjaer, K.

T. Durhuus, B. Mikkelsen, C. Joergensen, S. Lykke Danielsen, and K. Stubkjaer, “All-optical wavelength conversion by semiconductor optical amplifiers,” J. Lightwave Technol., vol. 14, pp. 942–954, June1996.
[CrossRef]

Stukjaer, K.

K. Stukjaer, C. Joergensen, S. Danielsen, B. Mikkelsen, M. Vaa, R. Pedersen, H. Povlsen, M. Schilling, K. Daub, K. Dutting, W. Idler, M. Klenk, E. Lach, G. Laube, K. Wunstel, P. Doussiere, A. Jourdan, F. Pommerau, G. Soulage, L. Goldstein, J. Emery, N. Vodjdani, F. Ratovelomanana, A. Enard, G. Glastre, D. Rondi, and R. Blondeau, “Wavelength conversion devices and techniques,” in Proc. 22nd European Conf. on Optical Communication, Sept. 1996, vol. 4, pp. 33–40.

Summerfield, M.

Sun, J.

Syvridis, D.

I. Tonkos, I. Zacharopoulos, E. Roditi, D. Syvridis, F. Girardin, L. Occhi, and A. Uskov, “Highly performing wavelength converter based on dual pump wave mixing in semiconductor optical amplifier,” in Proc. IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annu. Meeting, Dec. 1998, vol. 1, pp. 71–72.

Tanaka, S.

K. Otsubo, S. Tanaka, S. Tomabechi, K. Morito, and H. Kuwatsuka, “High efficiency, wide range and completely transparent wavelength conversion method using replicas generated by dual pump nearly-degenerated four-wave mixing in a Mach-Zehnder interferometer SOA,” in Optical Fiber Communication Conf. and Expo. and the Nat. Fiber Optic Engineers Conf., Mar. 2006, OWS7.

Thourhout, D. V.

D. V. Thourhout, L. Zhang, W. Yang, B. Miller, N. Sauer, and C. Doerr, “Compact digitally tunable laser,” Photon. Technol. Lett., vol. 15, pp. 182–184, Feb.2003.
[CrossRef]

Tkach, R.

Tokle, T.

Y. Geng, P. Andersen, T. Tokle, C. Peucheret, and P. Jeppesen, “Wavelength conversion of a 6 ×40 Gb/s DPSK WDM signal using FWM in a highly non-linear photonic crystal fiber,” in Proc. IEEE 31st European Conf. on Optical Communication, Sept. 2005, vol. 2, pp. 205–206.

Tomabechi, S.

K. Otsubo, S. Tanaka, S. Tomabechi, K. Morito, and H. Kuwatsuka, “High efficiency, wide range and completely transparent wavelength conversion method using replicas generated by dual pump nearly-degenerated four-wave mixing in a Mach-Zehnder interferometer SOA,” in Optical Fiber Communication Conf. and Expo. and the Nat. Fiber Optic Engineers Conf., Mar. 2006, OWS7.

Tonkos, I.

I. Tonkos, I. Zacharopoulos, E. Roditi, D. Syvridis, F. Girardin, L. Occhi, and A. Uskov, “Highly performing wavelength converter based on dual pump wave mixing in semiconductor optical amplifier,” in Proc. IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annu. Meeting, Dec. 1998, vol. 1, pp. 71–72.

Tsao, H.-W.

S.-L. Lee, C.-Y. Chien, H.-W. Tsao, and J. Wu, “Practical considerations of using tunable lasers for packet routing in multiwavelength optical networks,” in Proc. Int. Conf. on Parallel Processing Workshops, Oct. 2003, pp. 325–331.

Tucker, R.

J. Lacey, G. Pendock, and R. Tucker, “All-optical 1300-nm to 1550-nm wavelength conversion using cross-phase modulation in a semiconductor optical amplifier,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett., vol. 8, pp. 885–887, July1996.
[CrossRef]

Uskov, A.

I. Tonkos, I. Zacharopoulos, E. Roditi, D. Syvridis, F. Girardin, L. Occhi, and A. Uskov, “Highly performing wavelength converter based on dual pump wave mixing in semiconductor optical amplifier,” in Proc. IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annu. Meeting, Dec. 1998, vol. 1, pp. 71–72.

Vaa, M.

K. Stukjaer, C. Joergensen, S. Danielsen, B. Mikkelsen, M. Vaa, R. Pedersen, H. Povlsen, M. Schilling, K. Daub, K. Dutting, W. Idler, M. Klenk, E. Lach, G. Laube, K. Wunstel, P. Doussiere, A. Jourdan, F. Pommerau, G. Soulage, L. Goldstein, J. Emery, N. Vodjdani, F. Ratovelomanana, A. Enard, G. Glastre, D. Rondi, and R. Blondeau, “Wavelength conversion devices and techniques,” in Proc. 22nd European Conf. on Optical Communication, Sept. 1996, vol. 4, pp. 33–40.

van Dijk, F.

F. Lelarge, B. Dagens, J. Renaudier, R. Brenot, A. Accard, F. van Dijk, D. Make, O. L. Gouezigou, J.-G. Provost, F. Poingt, J. Landreau, O. Drisse, E. Derouin, B. Rousseau, F. Pommereau, and G.-H. Duan, “Recent advances on InAs/InP quantum dash based semiconductor lasers and optical amplifiers operating at 1.55µm,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron., vol. 13, pp. 111–124, Jan.–Feb.2007.
[CrossRef]

Van Thourhout, D.

D. Van Thourhout, G. Sarlet, G. Morthier, and R. Baets, “Comparison of integrated multi-wavelength and (widely) tunable edge-emitting laser diodes,” Opt. Quantum Electron., vol. 34, no. 7, pp. 627–648, 2002.
[CrossRef]

Vodjdani, N.

K. Stukjaer, C. Joergensen, S. Danielsen, B. Mikkelsen, M. Vaa, R. Pedersen, H. Povlsen, M. Schilling, K. Daub, K. Dutting, W. Idler, M. Klenk, E. Lach, G. Laube, K. Wunstel, P. Doussiere, A. Jourdan, F. Pommerau, G. Soulage, L. Goldstein, J. Emery, N. Vodjdani, F. Ratovelomanana, A. Enard, G. Glastre, D. Rondi, and R. Blondeau, “Wavelength conversion devices and techniques,” in Proc. 22nd European Conf. on Optical Communication, Sept. 1996, vol. 4, pp. 33–40.

Wang, D.

D. Wang, T. Cheng, Y. Yeo, Z. Xu, Y. Wang, G. Xiao, and J. Liu, “Performance comparison of using SOA and HNLF as FWM medium in a wavelength multicasting scheme with reduced polarization sensitivity,” J. Lightwave Technol., vol. 28, no. 24, pp. 3497–3505, 2010.

Wang, Y.

D. Wang, T. Cheng, Y. Yeo, Z. Xu, Y. Wang, G. Xiao, and J. Liu, “Performance comparison of using SOA and HNLF as FWM medium in a wavelength multicasting scheme with reduced polarization sensitivity,” J. Lightwave Technol., vol. 28, no. 24, pp. 3497–3505, 2010.

X. Zhang, Y. Wang, J. Sun, D. Liu, and D. Huang, “All-optical AND gate at 10 Gbit/s based on cascaded single-port-couple SOAs,” Opt. Express, vol. 12, pp. 361–366, Feb.2004.
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Weber, H.

S. Diez, C. Schmidt, R. Ludwig, H. Weber, K. Obermann, S. Kindt, I. Koltchanov, and K. Petermann, “Four-wave mixing in semiconductor optical amplifiers for frequency conversion and fast optical switching,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron., vol. 3, pp. 1131–1145, Oct.1997.
[CrossRef]

Wu, J.

S.-L. Lee, C.-Y. Chien, H.-W. Tsao, and J. Wu, “Practical considerations of using tunable lasers for packet routing in multiwavelength optical networks,” in Proc. Int. Conf. on Parallel Processing Workshops, Oct. 2003, pp. 325–331.

Wunstel, K.

K. Stukjaer, C. Joergensen, S. Danielsen, B. Mikkelsen, M. Vaa, R. Pedersen, H. Povlsen, M. Schilling, K. Daub, K. Dutting, W. Idler, M. Klenk, E. Lach, G. Laube, K. Wunstel, P. Doussiere, A. Jourdan, F. Pommerau, G. Soulage, L. Goldstein, J. Emery, N. Vodjdani, F. Ratovelomanana, A. Enard, G. Glastre, D. Rondi, and R. Blondeau, “Wavelength conversion devices and techniques,” in Proc. 22nd European Conf. on Optical Communication, Sept. 1996, vol. 4, pp. 33–40.

Xiao, G.

D. Wang, T. Cheng, Y. Yeo, Z. Xu, Y. Wang, G. Xiao, and J. Liu, “Performance comparison of using SOA and HNLF as FWM medium in a wavelength multicasting scheme with reduced polarization sensitivity,” J. Lightwave Technol., vol. 28, no. 24, pp. 3497–3505, 2010.

Xu, H.

J. Simsarian, M. Larson, H. Garrett, H. Xu, and T. Strand, “Less than 5-ns wavelength switching with an SG-DBR laser,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett., vol. 18, pp. 565–567, Feb.2006.
[CrossRef]

Xu, Z.

D. Wang, T. Cheng, Y. Yeo, Z. Xu, Y. Wang, G. Xiao, and J. Liu, “Performance comparison of using SOA and HNLF as FWM medium in a wavelength multicasting scheme with reduced polarization sensitivity,” J. Lightwave Technol., vol. 28, no. 24, pp. 3497–3505, 2010.

Yang, W.

D. V. Thourhout, L. Zhang, W. Yang, B. Miller, N. Sauer, and C. Doerr, “Compact digitally tunable laser,” Photon. Technol. Lett., vol. 15, pp. 182–184, Feb.2003.
[CrossRef]

Yeo, Y.

D. Wang, T. Cheng, Y. Yeo, Z. Xu, Y. Wang, G. Xiao, and J. Liu, “Performance comparison of using SOA and HNLF as FWM medium in a wavelength multicasting scheme with reduced polarization sensitivity,” J. Lightwave Technol., vol. 28, no. 24, pp. 3497–3505, 2010.

Yoo, S.

S. Yoo, “Wavelength conversion technologies for WDM network applications,” J. Lightwave Technol., vol. 14, pp. 955–966, June1996.
[CrossRef]

Yu, Y.

K. Shi, P. Anandarajah, D. Reid, F. Smyth, L. Barry, and Y. Yu, “SG-DBR tunable laser linewidth and its impact on advanced modulation format transmission,” in IEEE European Conf. on Lasers and Electro-Optics and the European Quantum Electronics Conf., June 2009, p. 1.

Zacharopoulos, I.

I. Tonkos, I. Zacharopoulos, E. Roditi, D. Syvridis, F. Girardin, L. Occhi, and A. Uskov, “Highly performing wavelength converter based on dual pump wave mixing in semiconductor optical amplifier,” in Proc. IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annu. Meeting, Dec. 1998, vol. 1, pp. 71–72.

Zhang, J.

Zhang, L.

D. V. Thourhout, L. Zhang, W. Yang, B. Miller, N. Sauer, and C. Doerr, “Compact digitally tunable laser,” Photon. Technol. Lett., vol. 15, pp. 182–184, Feb.2003.
[CrossRef]

Zhang, X.

IEEE Commun. Mag.

D. Sadot and E. Boimovich, “Tunable optical filters for dense WDM networks,” IEEE Commun. Mag., vol. 36, pp. 50–55, Dec.1998.
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron.

Y. Hong, S. Bandyopadhyay, P. Spencer, and K. Shore, “Polarization-independent optical spectral inversion without frequency shift using a single semiconductor optical amplifier,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron., vol. 39, pp. 1123–1128, Sept. 2003.
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Sel. Areas Commun.

B. Ramamurthy and B. Mukherjee, “Wavelength conversion in WDM networking,” IEEE J. Sel. Areas Commun., vol. 16, pp. 1061–1073, Sept.1998.
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron.

J. Gripp, J. Simsarian, J. LeGrange, P. Bernasconi, and D. Neilson, “Architectures, components, and subsystems for future optical packet switches,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron., vol. 16, pp. 1394–1404, Sept.–Oct.2010.
[CrossRef]

S. Diez, C. Schmidt, R. Ludwig, H. Weber, K. Obermann, S. Kindt, I. Koltchanov, and K. Petermann, “Four-wave mixing in semiconductor optical amplifiers for frequency conversion and fast optical switching,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron., vol. 3, pp. 1131–1145, Oct.1997.
[CrossRef]

F. Lelarge, B. Dagens, J. Renaudier, R. Brenot, A. Accard, F. van Dijk, D. Make, O. L. Gouezigou, J.-G. Provost, F. Poingt, J. Landreau, O. Drisse, E. Derouin, B. Rousseau, F. Pommereau, and G.-H. Duan, “Recent advances on InAs/InP quantum dash based semiconductor lasers and optical amplifiers operating at 1.55µm,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron., vol. 13, pp. 111–124, Jan.–Feb.2007.
[CrossRef]

A. D’ottavi, F. Girardin, L. Graziani, F. Martelli, P. Spano, A. Mecozzi, S. Scotti, R. Dall’Ara, J. Eckner, and G. Guekos, “Four-wave mixing in semiconductor optical amplifiers: A practical tool for wavelength conversion,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron., vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 522–528, 1997.
[CrossRef]

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.

J. Simsarian, M. Larson, H. Garrett, H. Xu, and T. Strand, “Less than 5-ns wavelength switching with an SG-DBR laser,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett., vol. 18, pp. 565–567, Feb.2006.
[CrossRef]

J. Lacey, G. Pendock, and R. Tucker, “All-optical 1300-nm to 1550-nm wavelength conversion using cross-phase modulation in a semiconductor optical amplifier,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett., vol. 8, pp. 885–887, July1996.
[CrossRef]

C. Porzi, A. Bogoni, L. Poti, and G. Contestabile, “Polarization and wavelength-independent time-division demultiplexing based on copolarized-pumps FWM in an SOA,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett., vol. 17, pp. 633–635, Mar.2005.
[CrossRef]

J. Lightwave Technol.

J. Lightwave Technol.

J. Buus and E. Murphy, “Tunable lasers in optical networks,” J. Lightwave Technol., vol. 24, pp. 5–11, Jan.2006.
[CrossRef]

D. Wang, T. Cheng, Y. Yeo, Z. Xu, Y. Wang, G. Xiao, and J. Liu, “Performance comparison of using SOA and HNLF as FWM medium in a wavelength multicasting scheme with reduced polarization sensitivity,” J. Lightwave Technol., vol. 28, no. 24, pp. 3497–3505, 2010.

Opt. Express

Opt. Quantum Electron.

D. Van Thourhout, G. Sarlet, G. Morthier, and R. Baets, “Comparison of integrated multi-wavelength and (widely) tunable edge-emitting laser diodes,” Opt. Quantum Electron., vol. 34, no. 7, pp. 627–648, 2002.
[CrossRef]

Photon. Technol. Lett.

D. V. Thourhout, L. Zhang, W. Yang, B. Miller, N. Sauer, and C. Doerr, “Compact digitally tunable laser,” Photon. Technol. Lett., vol. 15, pp. 182–184, Feb.2003.
[CrossRef]

Other

S.-L. Lee, C.-Y. Chien, H.-W. Tsao, and J. Wu, “Practical considerations of using tunable lasers for packet routing in multiwavelength optical networks,” in Proc. Int. Conf. on Parallel Processing Workshops, Oct. 2003, pp. 325–331.

K. Shi, P. Anandarajah, D. Reid, F. Smyth, L. Barry, and Y. Yu, “SG-DBR tunable laser linewidth and its impact on advanced modulation format transmission,” in IEEE European Conf. on Lasers and Electro-Optics and the European Quantum Electronics Conf., June 2009, p. 1.

Y. Ben M’Sallem, Q. T. Le, L. Bramerie, Q.-T. Nguyen, E. Borgne, P. Besnard, S. LaRochelle, L. Rusch, and J.-C. Simon, “Quantum-dash mode-locked laser source for wavelength-tunable 56 Gbit/s DQPSK,” in Proc. 36th European Conf. and Exhibition on Optical Communication (ECOC), Sept. 2010, pp. 1–3.

K. Stukjaer, C. Joergensen, S. Danielsen, B. Mikkelsen, M. Vaa, R. Pedersen, H. Povlsen, M. Schilling, K. Daub, K. Dutting, W. Idler, M. Klenk, E. Lach, G. Laube, K. Wunstel, P. Doussiere, A. Jourdan, F. Pommerau, G. Soulage, L. Goldstein, J. Emery, N. Vodjdani, F. Ratovelomanana, A. Enard, G. Glastre, D. Rondi, and R. Blondeau, “Wavelength conversion devices and techniques,” in Proc. 22nd European Conf. on Optical Communication, Sept. 1996, vol. 4, pp. 33–40.

Y. Geng, P. Andersen, T. Tokle, C. Peucheret, and P. Jeppesen, “Wavelength conversion of a 6 ×40 Gb/s DPSK WDM signal using FWM in a highly non-linear photonic crystal fiber,” in Proc. IEEE 31st European Conf. on Optical Communication, Sept. 2005, vol. 2, pp. 205–206.

K. Otsubo, S. Tanaka, S. Tomabechi, K. Morito, and H. Kuwatsuka, “High efficiency, wide range and completely transparent wavelength conversion method using replicas generated by dual pump nearly-degenerated four-wave mixing in a Mach-Zehnder interferometer SOA,” in Optical Fiber Communication Conf. and Expo. and the Nat. Fiber Optic Engineers Conf., Mar. 2006, OWS7.

I. Tonkos, I. Zacharopoulos, E. Roditi, D. Syvridis, F. Girardin, L. Occhi, and A. Uskov, “Highly performing wavelength converter based on dual pump wave mixing in semiconductor optical amplifier,” in Proc. IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annu. Meeting, Dec. 1998, vol. 1, pp. 71–72.

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(Color online) A tunable wavelength converter based on a QD-MLL laser.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(Color online) The experimental setup of the all-optical tunable wavelength converter; EAM: electro-absorption modulator, EDFA: erbium doped fiber amplifier, PC: polarization controller, Att: variable attenuator, PD: photodiode, Filter: low-pass filter.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

The optical spectrum of the QD-MLL.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

(Color online) Bit error rate versus receiver input power for seven wavelength conversions when using the CIP XN-SOA.

Tables (2)

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Table I Wavelength Conversion Results at Two Conversion Detunings

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Table II Absolute Values of the Conversion Efficiencies for the Converted Signals