4 Gb/s optical wavelength conversion using semiconductor optical amplifiers

Carsten Jørgensen, T. Durhuus, C. Braagaard, Benny Mikkelsen, Kristian Stubkjær

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    Semiconductor optical amplifiers used for efficient wavelength conversion up to 4 Gb/s are discussed. The rise and fall times as well as extinction ratio are experimentally analyzed. System performance at 4 Gb/s is evaluated showing a penalty of only 1.5 dB for the converted signal for conversion over 17 nm
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalI E E E Photonics Technology Letters
    Issue number6
    Pages (from-to)657-660
    Publication statusPublished - 1993

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