10 GBIT/S all-optical wavelength conversion by using double stage cross-gain-modulation in SOAs

G. Contestabile, N. Calabretta, R. Proietti, E. Ciaramella

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Abstract

We present a novel wavelength conversion scheme that exploits Cross Gain Modulation (XGM) in Semiconductor Optical Amplifiers (SOAs) without overall pattern effects. This technique uses two signals with reversed intensity modulation and different wavelength to exploit propagation and gain compression dynamics in gainsaturated SOAs at almost constant overall input power. The resulting Cross Gain Compression (XGC) mechanism between co-propagating waves can lead to all-optical waveform reshaping. By using this technique we experimentally demonstrate enhanced wavelength conversion by XGM at 10 Gb/s.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFirst International Conference on Communications and Networking in China, ChinaCom '06, 25-27 October 2006, Beijing
Place of PublicationPiscataway
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pages1-5
ISBN (Print)1424404630, 9781424404636
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event1st International Conference on Communications and Networking in China (ChinaCom 2006) - Beijing, China
Duration: 25 Oct 200627 Oct 2006
Conference number: 1

Conference

Conference1st International Conference on Communications and Networking in China (ChinaCom 2006)
Abbreviated titleChinaCom 2006
CountryChina
CityBeijing
Period25/10/0627/10/06

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