All-optical wavelength conversion at bit rates above 10 Gb/s using semiconductor optical amplifiers

Carsten Jørgensen, Søren Lykke Danielsen, Kristian Stubkjær, M. Schilling, K. Daub, P. Doussiere, F. Pommerau, Peter Bukhave Hansen, Henrik Nørskov Poulsen, Allan Kloch, Michael Vaa, Benny Mikkelsen, E. Lach, G. Laube, W. Idler, K. Wunstel

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    This work assesses the prospects for high-speed all-optical wavelength conversion using the simple optical interaction with the gain in semiconductor optical amplifiers (SOAs) via the interband carrier recombination. Operation and design guidelines for conversion speeds above 10 Gb/s are described and the various tradeoffs are discussed. Experiments at bit rates up to 40 Gb/s are presented for both cross-gain modulation (XGM) and cross-phase modulation (XPM) in SOAs demonstrating the high-speed capability of these techniques
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalI E E E Journal on Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics
    Issue number5
    Pages (from-to)1168 - 1180
    Publication statusPublished - 1997

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