All-optical wavelength converter with a monolithically integrated digitally tunable laser

R.G. Broeke, J.J.M. Binsma, M. Geemert, van, F. Heinrichsdorff, T. Dongen, van, J.H.C. Zantvoort, van, X.J.M. Leijtens, Y.S. Oei, M.K. Smit

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Abstract

Wavelength converters are key components in advanced WDM networks. Most wavelength converters reported require a separate tunable laser for the wavelength to which the information has to be converted. Integration of the converter with the tunable laser will reduce component and fiber connection count. M. Owen en al reported wavelength conversion based on cross gain modulation in a Semiconductor Optical Amplifier (SOA) that was monolithically integrated with a digitally tunable 4-channel Multi-Wavelength Laser (MWL). Integration of a more sophisticated All-Optical Wavelength Converter (AOC) of the Mach-Zehnder Interferometer (MZI) type with a fixed DFB-laser was reported by Spiekman et al. In this paper we report first results on a MZI converter that has been monolithically integrated with a digitally tunable laser based on a PHASAR multiplexer.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 28th European Conference on Optical Communication (ECOC 2002) September 8 - 12, 2002, Bella Center, Copenhagen, Denmark
EditorsP. Danielsen
Place of PublicationPiscataway
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
PagesPD3.2-
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Event28th European Conference on Optical Communication (ECOC 2002) - Bella Center, Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 8 Sep 200212 Sep 2002
Conference number: 28

Conference

Conference28th European Conference on Optical Communication (ECOC 2002)
Abbreviated titleECOC 2002
CountryDenmark
CityCopenhagen
Period8/09/0212/09/02

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