Abstract

We experimentally demonstrate all-optical reshaping of 40Gbitss packets by using cross-gain compression in a semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA). This scheme, which is based on cross-saturation effects between two conjugate signals copropagating in a single SOA, is wavelength preserving and polarization independent and does not suffer from any transient effect at packet edges. We report evidence of noise redistribution and packet reshaping by means of the bit-error rate versus threshold measurements for different input optical signal-to-noise ratios.

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[Crossref]

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Calabretta, N.

Ciaramella, E.

G. Contestabile, R. Proietti, N. Calabretta, and E. Ciaramella, J. Lightwave Technol. 25, 915 (2007).
[Crossref]

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de Waardt, H.

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Khoe, G. D.

Koonen, A. M. J.

Li, Z.

Liu, Y.

Lobo, S.

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Poustie, A.

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[Crossref] [PubMed]

M. Presi, N. Calabretta, G. Contestabile, and E. Ciaramella, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 19, 372 (2007).
[Crossref]

G. Contestabile, R. Proietti, M. Presi, and E. Ciaramella, in Optical Fiber Communication Conference, OFC 2008 (2008), paper OWK1.

A. D'Errico, G. Contestabile, R. Proietti, M. Presi, E. Ciaramella, L. Bramerie, M. Gay, S. Lobo, M. Joindot, J. C. Simon, D. Massoubre, H. Trung Nguyen, and J. L. Oudar, in Optical Fiber Communication Conference, OFC 2008 (2008), paper OWK4.

Proietti, R.

G. Contestabile, M. Presi, R. Proietti, N. Calabretta, and E. Ciaramella, Opt. Express 15, 9849 (2007).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

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[Crossref]

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A. D'Errico, G. Contestabile, R. Proietti, M. Presi, E. Ciaramella, L. Bramerie, M. Gay, S. Lobo, M. Joindot, J. C. Simon, D. Massoubre, H. Trung Nguyen, and J. L. Oudar, in Optical Fiber Communication Conference, OFC 2008 (2008), paper OWK4.

Tangdiongga, E.

Toba, H.

K. Sato and H. Toba, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 7, 328 (2001).
[Crossref]

Trung Nguyen, H.

A. D'Errico, G. Contestabile, R. Proietti, M. Presi, E. Ciaramella, L. Bramerie, M. Gay, S. Lobo, M. Joindot, J. C. Simon, D. Massoubre, H. Trung Nguyen, and J. L. Oudar, in Optical Fiber Communication Conference, OFC 2008 (2008), paper OWK4.

Tsiokos, D.

Yoo, S. J. B.

M. Funabashi, Z. Pan, Z. Zhu, and S. J. B. Yoo, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 1091 (2006).
[Crossref]

Yu, J.

Zakynthinos, P.

Zhu, Z.

M. Funabashi, Z. Pan, Z. Zhu, and S. J. B. Yoo, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 1091 (2006).
[Crossref]

IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. (1)

K. Sato and H. Toba, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 7, 328 (2001).
[Crossref]

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (2)

M. Funabashi, Z. Pan, Z. Zhu, and S. J. B. Yoo, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 1091 (2006).
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M. Presi, N. Calabretta, G. Contestabile, and E. Ciaramella, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 19, 372 (2007).
[Crossref]

J. Lightwave Technol. (4)

Opt. Express (1)

Other (2)

A. D'Errico, G. Contestabile, R. Proietti, M. Presi, E. Ciaramella, L. Bramerie, M. Gay, S. Lobo, M. Joindot, J. C. Simon, D. Massoubre, H. Trung Nguyen, and J. L. Oudar, in Optical Fiber Communication Conference, OFC 2008 (2008), paper OWK4.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup. TL, tunable laser; ODL, optical delay line; SOA, semiconductor optical amplifier; BPF, bandpass filter. Insets: (a) input signal, (b) output from the signal inverter, (c) total input to SOA2, (d) reshaped signal.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

40 Gbits s packets evolution before and after reshaping (for 25 dB OSNR on 0.1 nm ).

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

BER versus threshold measurements results at varying the input OSNR and corresponding input–output eye diagrams for (a) 25, (b) 30, (c) 35, and (d) 40 dB OSNR.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Magnification of the packets’ leading and falling edges at the regenerator output.

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