Wavelength conversion devices

Benny Mikkelsen, Terji Durhuus, Carsten Jørgensen, Søren Lykke Danielsen, Rune Johan Skullerud Pedersen, Kristian Stubkjær

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    Summary form only given. Wavelength converters will be essential devices to exploit the full potential of the wavelength dimension in wavelength-division multiplexed (WDM) networks. Based on experiments, we discuss different candidates for efficient wavelength converters with attention to expected system requirements. The ideal wavelength converter should be transparent to the bit rate and signal format and provide an unchirped output signal with both a high extinction ratio and a large signal-to-noise ratio. It should allow conversion to both shorter and longer wavelengths with equal performance and operate at practical input power levels.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the Optical Fiber Communications Conference
    Publication date1996
    ISBN (Print)15-57-52422-X
    Publication statusPublished - 1996
    Event1996 Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exhibition - San Jose, CA, United States
    Duration: 25 Feb 19961 Mar 1996


    Conference1996 Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exhibition
    CountryUnited States
    CitySan Jose, CA
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