Efficient regenerative wavelength conversion at 10Gbit/s over C- and L-band (80nm span) using a Mach-Zehnder interferometer with monolithically integrated semiconductor optical amplifiers

M. Dülk, St. Fischer, E. Gamper, W. Vogt, W. Hunziker, E. Gini, Hans Melchior, Henrik Nørskov Poulsen, Anders Clausen, Alvaro Juan Buxens Azcoaga, Palle Jeppesen

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A demonstration is presented of 10Gbit/s 2R regenerative wavelength up- and down-conversion within the C-band as well as up-conversion to the L-band using a monolithically integrated Mach-Zehnder interferometer module with semiconductor optical amplifiers (MZI-SOAs). The converted output signals exhibit very low noise and chirp which is accompanied by a negative power penalty.
Original languageEnglish
JournalElectronics Letters
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)241-243
Publication statusPublished - 2000

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