All optical 2R-regeneration based on the integration of semiconductor optical amplifiers and electroabsorbers in a single waveguide is experimentally demonstrated. Static transfer functions of concatenated structures show strong improvements of the nonlinearity. An extinction ratio improvement > 4.5 dB has been obtained under dynamics operation. For optical signal- to-noise ratio values above 17 dB, improvement in BER is observed. A receiver sensitivity improvement > 2 dB at BER of 10-9 was found for 10 Gb/s operation.
|Title of host publication||The 20th Annual Meeting of the IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society, 2007. LEOS 2007.|
|Publication status||Published - 2007|
|Event||20th Annaul Meeting of the IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society - Lake Buena Vista, FL, United States|
Duration: 21 Oct 2007 → 25 Oct 2007
|Conference||20th Annaul Meeting of the IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society|
|City||Lake Buena Vista, FL|
|Period||21/10/2007 → 25/10/2007|