Recent progress in high-bit-rate applications of four-wave-mixing in SOAs

D. Nesset, A.E. Kelly, D.D. Marcenac, A. Wonfor, M.F.C. Stephens

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Abstract

Non-linearities in semiconductor optical amplifiers have been used to demonstrate a wide range of functions applicable to future optical networks such as wavelength conversion and optical switching. Four-wave-mixing effects in SOAs have been studied extensively in many laboratories with respect to the underlying physical processes and system applications. At BT Labs an optimization of SOAs for FWM has been achieved by altering the device active layer composition and by increasing the device length. We will review recent progress at BT Labs in dispersion compensation, wavelength conversion and demultiplexing at bit-rates of 40 Gbit/s using these devices.
Original languageEnglish
Pages4/1-4/6
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Nov 1998
EventIEE colloquium on new developments in optical amplifiers, - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 2 Nov 1998 → …

Conference

ConferenceIEE colloquium on new developments in optical amplifiers,
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period2/11/98 → …

Keywords

  • Wavelength conversions
  • Electromagnetic dispersion
  • Four wave mixing
  • Optical frequency conversion
  • Semiconductor lasers

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