Wavelength conversion at 40Gbit/s via four wave mixing in semiconductor optical amplifier with integrated pump laser

M.F.C. Stephens, D. Nesset, R.V. Penty, I.H. White, M.J. Fice

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Abstract

A pump laser is integrated with a semiconductor optical amplifier to provide a compact, stable wavelength conversion device employing non-degenerate four wave mixing. A 40Gbit/s signal has been successfully wavelength converted for the first time in such a device.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)420-421
Number of pages2
JournalElectronics letters
Volume35
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1999

Keywords

  • Bit error rate
  • Diffraction gratings
  • Distributed feedback lasers
  • Four wave mixing
  • Gradient index optics
  • Heterojunctions
  • Integrated optoelectronics
  • Optical phase conjugation
  • Optically pumped lasers
  • Semiconducting indium compounds
  • Waveguides
  • Wavelength division multiplexing
  • Graded refractive index separate confinement heterostructure
  • Integrated pump laser
  • Nondegenerate four wave mixing
  • Semiconductor optical amplifier
  • Wavelength conversion
  • Semiconductor lasers
  • Opticaal frequency conversion
  • optical fibre networks
  • multiwave mixing
  • semiconductor optical amplifiers
  • wavelenght division multiplexing

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