Wavelength conversion by optimized monolithic integrated Mach-Zehnder interferometer

Carsten Jørgensen, Søren Lykke Danielsen, Terji Durhuus, Benny Mikkelsen, Kristian Stubkjær, N. Vodjdani, F. Ratovelomanana., A. Enard, G. Glastre, D. Rondi, R. Blondeau

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    Semiconductor optical amplifiers have been monolithic integrated in a passive symmetric Mach-Zehnder interferometer to form a compact polarization insensitive all-optical wavelength converter operating at up to 10 Gb/s. A simple method for reducing the impact of input power variations is proposed that increases the input power dynamic range from 4-8 dB.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalI E E E Photonics Technology Letters
    Pages (from-to)521-524
    Publication statusPublished - 1996

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