Wavelength conversion from C- to L-band at 10 Gbit/s including transmission over 80 km of SSMF

Henrik Nørskov Poulsen, Alvaro Juan Buxens Azcoaga, Anders Clausen, Palle Jeppesen, M. Dülk, St. Fischer, E. Gamper, W. Vogt, W. Hunziker, E. Gini, Hans Melchior

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As the need for capacity increases, means to accommodate the growth is getting increasingly important. Hence, higher bit rates and an ever increasing number of WDM channels is being employed. This has led to the introduction of the L-band (ranging from 1570 to 1610 nm) as the new transmission window, opening up for-in conjunction with the C-band-an astonishing 80 nm of available bandwidth. However, as the number of wavelength channels increases, the need for wavelength conversion is becoming ever more pronounced. To perform the wavelength conversion, interferometric structures such as the monolithically integrated Mach-Zehnder interferometers (SOA-MZI) using semiconductor optical amplifiers as phase-shifting elements have proven excellent candidates. Here we present the conversion and transmission properties of a fully packaged device capable of wavelength conversion from C- to L-band having more than 80 nm of wavelength conversion range.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLasers and Electro-Optics
Place of PublicationSan Francisco, CA
PublisherOptical Society of America
Publication date2000
ISBN (Print)1-55752-634-6
Publication statusPublished - 2000
EventConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics 2000 - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: 7 May 200012 May 2000


ConferenceConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics 2000
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA

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