Monolithically integrated 80-Gb/s AWG-based all-optical wavelength converter

E. Tangdiongga, Y. Liu, J.H. Besten, den, M. Geemert, van, T. Dongen, van, J.J.M. Binsma, H. Waardt, de, G.D. Khoe, M.K. Smit, H.J.S. Dorren

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We present a monolithically integrated all-optical wavelength converter. The converter consists of four semiconductor optical amplifiers for four separate inputs and an arrayed-waveguide grating. Error-free wavelength conversion with reasonable penalties for a 27-1 pseudorandom binary sequence was shown for a single input 80-Gb/s signal. The device exploits cross-gain/phase modulation in a single amplifier and selects with a filter the blue-chirped spectrum of the new wavelength signal in order to speed up the device response. This device has a dimension of 1.7×3.5 mm2 and it can be operated to convert simultaneously four 80-Gb/s wavelength channels.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1627-1629
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
Issue number20
Publication statusPublished - 2006


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