Error-free all-optical wavelength conversion at 160 Gbit/s using a semiconductor optical amplifier and an optical bandpass filter

Y. Liu, E. Tangdiongga, Z. Li, S. Zhang, H. Waardt, de, G.D. Khoe, H.J.S. Dorren

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Abstract

Error-free and pattern-independent wavelength conversion at 160 Gb/s is demonstrated. The wavelength converter utilizes a semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA) with a recovery time greater than 90 ps and an optical bandpass filter (OBF) placed at the amplifier output. This paper shows that an OBF with a central wavelength that is blue shifted compared to the central wavelength of the converted signal shortens the recovery time of the wavelength converter to 3 ps. The wavelength converter is constructed by using commercially available fiber-pigtailed components. It has a simple configuration and allows photonic integration
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)230-236
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Lightwave Technology
Volume24
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006

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