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.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the Optical Fiber Communications Conference|
|Publication status||Published - 1996|
|Event||1996 Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exhibition - San Jose, CA, United States|
Duration: 25 Feb 1996 → 1 Mar 1996
|Conference||1996 Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exhibition|
|City||San Jose, CA|
|Period||25/02/1996 → 01/03/1996|