Improved electroabsorption demultiplexer by tandem-arrangement with semiconductor optical amplifier

E. Hilliger, V. Marembert, C. Schubert, H. G. Weber, Kresten Yvind, J. Hanberg

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Abstract

An electroabsorption demultiplexer was improved by operating it in a tandem-arrangement with an optically controlled SOA. An increase of the maximum data rate from 40 Gbit/s to 80 Gbit/s was experimentally demonstrated. The main drawback of the proposed scheme is the need of an additional optical control. In this experiment a mode locked laser was used to control the SOA. However, it should be sufficient to use a gain-switched DFB-laser. The advantage of this scheme is that no electronic devices for frequencies higher than 10 GHz are required and no additional RF-source or RF-amplifier is needed for the control laser. The set-up is very robust, especially because it does not base on interferometric or polarization sensitive effects.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTechnical Digest, Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exhibit, 2002
PublisherOpt. Soc. America
Publication date2002
Pages742-743
ISBN (Print)15-57-52701-6
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Event2001 Optical Fiber Communications Conference and Exhibition - Anaheim, CA, United States
Duration: 17 Mar 200122 Mar 2001
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Conference2001 Optical Fiber Communications Conference and Exhibition
CountryUnited States
CityAnaheim, CA
Period17/03/200122/03/2001
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Hilliger, E., Marembert, V., Schubert, C., Weber, H. G., Yvind, K., & Hanberg, J. (2002). Improved electroabsorption demultiplexer by tandem-arrangement with semiconductor optical amplifier. In Technical Digest, Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exhibit, 2002 (pp. 742-743). Opt. Soc. America. http://xplimage.ieee.org.globalproxy.cvt.dk:2048/iel5/8042/22213/01036688.pdf