Comparison of all-optical co- and counter-propagating high-speed signal processing in SOA-based Mach-Zehnder interferometers

Svend Bischoff, Alvaro Buxens, S. Fischer, M. Dülk, Anders Clausen, Henrik Nørskov Poulsen, Jesper Mørk

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Abstract

The all-optical signal processing performance of a Mach-Zehnder interferometer (MZI) is investigated. Calculated switching windows are used to investigate and understand the physical mechanisms limiting the high speed performance. Especially, the co- and counter-propagating operation of the MZI is discussed and important differences in the performance for the two schemes are addressed. The non-regenerative all-optical clear and drop functionality is investigated for a 2, 4 and 8 x 40 Gbit/s signal, showing good performance in the co-propagating case. Regenerative simultaneous clear and drop functionality in a single MZI is demonstrated experimentally and compared to the large signal model predictions.
Original languageEnglish
JournalOptical and Quantum Electronics
Volume33
Issue number7-10
Pages (from-to)907-926
ISSN0306-8919
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001

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Bischoff, Svend ; Buxens, Alvaro ; Fischer, S. ; Dülk, M. ; Clausen, Anders ; Poulsen, Henrik Nørskov ; Mørk, Jesper. / Comparison of all-optical co- and counter-propagating high-speed signal processing in SOA-based Mach-Zehnder interferometers. In: Optical and Quantum Electronics. 2001 ; Vol. 33, No. 7-10. pp. 907-926.
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Comparison of all-optical co- and counter-propagating high-speed signal processing in SOA-based Mach-Zehnder interferometers. / Bischoff, Svend; Buxens, Alvaro; Fischer, S.; Dülk, M.; Clausen, Anders; Poulsen, Henrik Nørskov; Mørk, Jesper.

In: Optical and Quantum Electronics, Vol. 33, No. 7-10, 2001, p. 907-926.

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