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Wavelength conversion up to 18 nm at 10 Gb/s by four-wave mixing in a semiconductor optical amplifier

Geraghty, David F. and Lee, Robert B. and Vahala, Kerry J. and Verdiell, Marc and Ziari, Mehrdad and Mathur, Atul (1997) Wavelength conversion up to 18 nm at 10 Gb/s by four-wave mixing in a semiconductor optical amplifier. IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, 9 (4). pp. 452-454. ISSN 1041-1135. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:GERieeeptl97

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Abstract

We characterize the conversion bandwidth of a four-wave mixing semiconductor optical amplifier wavelength converter. Conversion of 10-Gb/s signals with bit-error-rate (BER) performance of <10^-9 is demonstrated for wavelength down-shifts of up to 18 nm and upshifts of up to 10 nm.


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Additional Information:© Copyright 1997 IEEE. Reprinted with permission. Manuscript received October 7, 1996; revised December 11, 1996. This work was supported by DARPA under Contract DAAL 01-94-K-03 430 and the National Science Foundation under Grant ECS-9 412 862. The authors acknowledge P.O. Hedekvist for invaluable discussion and assistance.
Subject Keywords:Communication systems, frequency conversion, optical mixing, semiconductor optical amplifier
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Alternative URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/68.559385
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