Low-input power wavelength conversion at 10 Gb/s using an integrated amplifier/DFB laser and subsequent transmission over 375 km of fiber

M.F.C. Stephens, R.V. Penty, I.H. White, M.J. Fice, J.E.A. Whiteaway, R.A. Saunders

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Abstract

All-optical wavelength conversion of a 10-Gb/s pseudorandom bit sequence (PRBS) signal is demonstrated for the first time in an in-line integrated semiconductor optical amplifier/distributed feedback (SOA/DFB) laser requiring an input power of only 0.7 mW for ∼10-dB extinction ratio. The wavelength converted signal is then transmitted over 375 km of nonzero dispersion shifted fiber resulting in a small negative conversion penalty (-0.2 ± 0.1 dB) compared to the back-to-back signal.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)878-880
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
Volume10
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1998

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Cited By (since 1996):13

Export Date: 20 March 2014

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CODEN: IPTLE

Language of Original Document: English

Correspondence Address: IEEE

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Keywords

  • Distributed-feedback laser
  • Optical communications
  • Semiconductor optical amplifier
  • Wavelength conversion
  • Wavelength-division multiplexing

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