Demonstration of ultrafast all-optical wavelength conversion utilizing birefringence in semiconductor optical amplifiers

M.F.C. Stephens, M. Asghari, R.V. Penty, I.H. White

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Abstract

High-extinction-ratio wavelength conversion has been demonstrated in a semiconductor optical amplifier using a mixture of cross-gain and cross-phase modulation in a polarization rotation technique. 40-ps-wide pulses at 1311 nm have been generated using 47-ps, 5.7-mW peak-power input pulses at 1300 nm. Excellent agreement with experiment has been obtained using a computer model.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)449-451
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
Volume9
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1997

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Light extinction
Optical frequency conversion
Semiconductor optical amplifiers
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Birefringence
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birefringence
Demonstrations
Polarization
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phase modulation
wavelengths
extinction
Experiments
polarization

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Cited By (since 1996):70

Export Date: 20 March 2014

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CODEN: IPTLE

Language of Original Document: English

Correspondence Address: Stephens, M.F.C.; Dept. of Elec. and Electron. Eng., University of Bristol, Bristol BS8 1TR, United Kingdom

References: Saleh, A.A.M., Optical WDM technology for networking and switching applications (1992) Proc. OFC'92, , San Jose, CA, paper ThC1; Lee, K.C., Li, V.O.K., A wavelength convertible optical network (1993) J. Lightwave Technol., 11, pp. 962-970; Wiesenfeld, J.M., Glance, B., Perino, J.S., Gnauck, A.H., Wavelength conversion at 10Gb/s using a semiconductor optical amplifier (1993) IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett., 5, pp. 1300-1303. , Nov; Wiesenfeld, J.M., Perino, J.S., Gnauck, A.H., Glance, B., Bit error rate performance for wavelength conversion at 20 Gbit/s (1994) Electron. Lett., 30, pp. 720-721; Idler, W., Schilling, M., Daub, K., Lach, E., Laube, G., Koerner, U., Baums, D., Wünstel, K., Compact monolithic wavelength convertor with strong signal improvement including chirp compression (1995) Proc. 21 St Eur. Conf. Optical Communications, , Brussels, Belgium, paper We.L.1.1; Mikkelson, B., Duruus, T., Joergensen, C., Pederson, R.J.S., Braagaard, C., Stubkjaer, K.E., Polarization Insensitive wavelength conversion of 10 G/bit/s signals with SOA's in a Michelson interferometer (1994) Electron. Lett., 30, pp. 260-261; Asghari, M., White, I.H., Penty, R.V., Wavelength conversion using semiconductor optical amplifiers J. Lightwave Technol., Submitted for Publication

Keywords

  • Optical communications
  • Optical polarization
  • Semiconductor optical amplifier
  • Wavelength conversion
  • Wavelength division multiplexing

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Stephens, M.F.C. ; Asghari, M. ; Penty, R.V. ; White, I.H. / Demonstration of ultrafast all-optical wavelength conversion utilizing birefringence in semiconductor optical amplifiers. In: IEEE Photonics Technology Letters. 1997 ; Vol. 9, No. 4. pp. 449-451.
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