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Cascaded wavelength conversion by four-wave mixing in a strained semiconductor optical amplifier at 10 Gb/s

Lee, Robert B. and Geraghty, David F. and Verdiell, Marc and Ziari, Mehrdad and Mathur, Atul and Vahala, Kerry J. (1997) Cascaded wavelength conversion by four-wave mixing in a strained semiconductor optical amplifier at 10 Gb/s. IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, 9 (6). pp. 752-754. ISSN 1041-1135. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:LEEieeeptl97

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Abstract

We demonstrate for the first time cascaded wavelength conversion by four-wave mixing in a semiconductor optical amplifier. Bit-error-rate performance of <10^-9 at 10 Gb/s is achieved for two conversions of up to 9 nm down and up in wavelength. For two wavelength conversions of 5 nm down and up, a power penalty of 1.3 dB is measured. A system of two wavelength converters spanning 40 km of single-mode fiber is also demonstrated.


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Additional Information:© Copyright 1997 IEEE. Reprinted with permission. Manuscript received January 7, 1997; revised February 18, 1997. This work was supported by DARPA under Contract DAAL 01-94-K-03430, by the National Science Foundation under Grant ECS-9412862, and by Northrop–Grumman Corporation.
Subject Keywords:Communication systems, frequency conversion, optical mixing, semiconductor optical amplifier
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Alternative URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/68.584979
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