Pattern effects and noise accumulation in concatenated all-optical regenerators

Brian Lading, Jesper Mørk, Svend Bischoff, Bjarne Tromborg, Henrik Nørskov Poulsen

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In future high-speed networks, interferometric structures based on semiconductor optical amplifiers (SOAs) are strong candidates for wavelength conversion applications and signal regeneration. One of the latest reported interferometric devices is the semiconductor delayed-interference signal-wavelength converter (DISC), which allows for high-speed switching by exploiting the fast carrier-depletion related refractive index changes in the SOA. Here, we use a numerical model of the DISC configuration, including saturation and dynamical effects in the SOA, to generate pattern dependent transfer functions. These transfer functions are used to evaluate the noise accumulation and the BER of concatenated regenerators.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSummaries of papers presented at the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics
PublisherOpt. Soc. America
Publication date2001
ISBN (Print)15-57-52662-1
Publication statusPublished - 2001
EventConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics 2001 - Baltimore, MD, United States
Duration: 6 May 200111 May 2001


ConferenceConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics 2001
CountryUnited States
CityBaltimore, MD

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