Abstract

We present an ultrahigh-speed optical demultiplexing concept based on optical blue-shift filtering in a quantum-dot semiconductor optical amplifier (QD-SOA). Using a simple scheme, a QD-SOA and an optical bandpass filter, we have successfully achieved error-free operations at 40Gbit/s on all the extracted tributaries from an aggregated traffic at 320Gbit/s.

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[CrossRef]

2009 (2)

2007 (3)

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E. Tangdiongga, Y. Liu, H. de Waardt, G. D. Khoe, and H. J. S. Dorren, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 908 (2006).
[CrossRef]

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Akiyama, T.

T. Akiyama, M. Sugawara, and Y. Arakawa, Proc. IEEE 95, 1757 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Albores-Mejia, A.

F. Gomez-Agis, C. M. Okonkwo, A. Albores-Mejia, E. Tangdiongga, and H. J. S. Dorren, Electron. Lett. 46, 1008 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Arakawa, Y.

T. Akiyama, M. Sugawara, and Y. Arakawa, Proc. IEEE 95, 1757 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Bennion, I.

Calabretta, N.

Cho, P. S.

Choi, D.-Y.

Clausen, A. T.

de Waardt, H.

Dorren, H. J. S.

Eggleton, B. J.

Futami, F.

S. Watanabe, R. Okabe, F. Futami, R. Hainberger, C. Schmidt-Langhorst, C. Schubert, and H. G. Weber, in European Conference on Optical Communications (ECOC, 2004), paper Th4.1.6.

Galili, M.

Goldhar, J.

Gomez-Agis, F.

M. Matsuura, O. Raz, F. Gomez-Agis, N. Calabretta, and H. J. S. Dorren, Opt. Express 19, B551 (2011).
[CrossRef]

F. Gomez-Agis, C. M. Okonkwo, A. Albores-Mejia, E. Tangdiongga, and H. J. S. Dorren, Electron. Lett. 46, 1008 (2010).
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Hainberger, R.

S. Watanabe, R. Okabe, F. Futami, R. Hainberger, C. Schmidt-Langhorst, C. Schubert, and H. G. Weber, in European Conference on Optical Communications (ECOC, 2004), paper Th4.1.6.

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T. Hirooka, M. Okazaki, T. Hirano, M. Nakazawa, and S. Nakamura, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 21, 1574 (2009).
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Hu, H.

Hvam, M.

Jeppesen, P.

Ji, H.

Khoe, G. D.

Koonen, A. M. J.

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Liu, Y.

Luan, F.

Luther-Davies, B.

Madden, S.

Mahgerefteh, D.

Matsuura, M.

Mulvad, H. C. H.

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S. Nakamura, Y. Ueno, and K. Tajima, in Optical Fiber Communication Conference, OSA Technical Digest(Optical Society of America, 2002), paper FD3.

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T. Hirooka, M. Okazaki, T. Hirano, M. Nakazawa, and S. Nakamura, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 21, 1574 (2009).
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Okabe, R.

S. Watanabe, R. Okabe, F. Futami, R. Hainberger, C. Schmidt-Langhorst, C. Schubert, and H. G. Weber, in European Conference on Optical Communications (ECOC, 2004), paper Th4.1.6.

Okazaki, M.

T. Hirooka, M. Okazaki, T. Hirano, M. Nakazawa, and S. Nakamura, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 21, 1574 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Okonkwo, C. M.

F. Gomez-Agis, C. M. Okonkwo, A. Albores-Mejia, E. Tangdiongga, and H. J. S. Dorren, Electron. Lett. 46, 1008 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Oxenlowe, L. K.

Pelusi, M.

Pu, M.

Raz, O.

Rode, A.

Schmidt-Langhorst, C.

S. Watanabe, R. Okabe, F. Futami, R. Hainberger, C. Schmidt-Langhorst, C. Schubert, and H. G. Weber, in European Conference on Optical Communications (ECOC, 2004), paper Th4.1.6.

Schubert, C.

S. Watanabe, R. Okabe, F. Futami, R. Hainberger, C. Schmidt-Langhorst, C. Schubert, and H. G. Weber, in European Conference on Optical Communications (ECOC, 2004), paper Th4.1.6.

Shu, X.

Sugawara, M.

T. Akiyama, M. Sugawara, and Y. Arakawa, Proc. IEEE 95, 1757 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Tajima, K.

S. Nakamura, Y. Ueno, and K. Tajima, in Optical Fiber Communication Conference, OSA Technical Digest(Optical Society of America, 2002), paper FD3.

Tangdiongga, E.

F. Gomez-Agis, C. M. Okonkwo, A. Albores-Mejia, E. Tangdiongga, and H. J. S. Dorren, Electron. Lett. 46, 1008 (2010).
[CrossRef]

E. Tangdiongga, Y. Liu, H. de Waardt, G. D. Khoe, A. M. J. Koonen, H. J. S. Dorren, X. Shu, and I. Bennion, Opt. Lett. 32, 835 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Y. Liu, E. Tangdiongga, Z. Li, H. de Waardt, A. M. J. Koonen, G. D. Khoe, X. Shu, I. Bennion, and H. J. S. Dorren, J. Lightwave Technol. 25, 103 (2007).
[CrossRef]

E. Tangdiongga, Y. Liu, H. de Waardt, G. D. Khoe, and H. J. S. Dorren, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 908 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Ueno, Y.

S. Nakamura, Y. Ueno, and K. Tajima, in Optical Fiber Communication Conference, OSA Technical Digest(Optical Society of America, 2002), paper FD3.

Watanabe, S.

S. Watanabe, R. Okabe, F. Futami, R. Hainberger, C. Schmidt-Langhorst, C. Schubert, and H. G. Weber, in European Conference on Optical Communications (ECOC, 2004), paper Th4.1.6.

Weber, H. G.

S. Watanabe, R. Okabe, F. Futami, R. Hainberger, C. Schmidt-Langhorst, C. Schubert, and H. G. Weber, in European Conference on Optical Communications (ECOC, 2004), paper Th4.1.6.

Xu, J.

Yu, H.-Y.

Yvind, K.

Electron. Lett. (1)

F. Gomez-Agis, C. M. Okonkwo, A. Albores-Mejia, E. Tangdiongga, and H. J. S. Dorren, Electron. Lett. 46, 1008 (2010).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (2)

T. Hirooka, M. Okazaki, T. Hirano, M. Nakazawa, and S. Nakamura, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 21, 1574 (2009).
[CrossRef]

E. Tangdiongga, Y. Liu, H. de Waardt, G. D. Khoe, and H. J. S. Dorren, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 908 (2006).
[CrossRef]

J. Lightwave Technol. (3)

Opt. Express (2)

Opt. Lett. (1)

Proc. IEEE (1)

T. Akiyama, M. Sugawara, and Y. Arakawa, Proc. IEEE 95, 1757 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Other (2)

S. Nakamura, Y. Ueno, and K. Tajima, in Optical Fiber Communication Conference, OSA Technical Digest(Optical Society of America, 2002), paper FD3.

S. Watanabe, R. Okabe, F. Futami, R. Hainberger, C. Schmidt-Langhorst, C. Schubert, and H. G. Weber, in European Conference on Optical Communications (ECOC, 2004), paper Th4.1.6.

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Spectra of XGM probe signals (a) common and (b) blueshift filtering. Insets show the temporal gain-responses of the QD-SOA.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Experimental setup for 160/320-to-40Gbit/s optical demultiplexing. MLFL, mode-locked fiber laser; PPG, pulse-pattern generator; IM, LiNbO3 intensity modulator; MUX: optical multiplexer; EDFA, erbium-doped fiber amplifier; BPF, bandpass filter; PC, polarization controller; ODL, optical delay-line; OC, optical coupler; ISO, isolator; EA, error analyzer.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Spectra at the output of the QD-SOA before (red-dashed curve) and after (blue-solid curve) the blueshift filtering in the 320-to-40-Gbit/s operation.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Eye-patterns of the (a) 160-to-40-Gbit/s and (b) 320-to-40-Gbit/s demultiplexed signals.

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

(a) BER characteristics of the 40-Gbit/s back-to-back (BtoB) and demultiplexed signals, (b) power penalties between the 40-Gbit/s BtoB signal and the demultiplexed signals for all the tributaries.

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