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Wavelength conversion for WDM communication systems using four-wavemixing in semiconductor optical amplifiers

Geraghty, David F. and Lee, Robert B. and Verdiell, Marc and Ziari, Mehrdad and Mathur, Atul and Vahala, Kerry J. (1997) Wavelength conversion for WDM communication systems using four-wavemixing in semiconductor optical amplifiers. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, 3 (5). pp. 1146-1155. ISSN 1077-260X. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:GERieeejstqe97

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Abstract

Four-wave mixing (FWM) in semiconductor optical amplifiers is an attractive mechanism for wavelength conversion in wavelength-division multiplexed (WDM) systems since it provides modulation format and bit rate transparency over wide tuning ranges. A series of systems experiments evaluating several aspects of the performance of these devices at bit rates of 2.5 and 10 Gb/s are presented. Included are single-channel conversion over 18 nm of shift at 10 Gb/s, multichannel conversion, and cascaded conversions. In addition time resolved spectral analysis of wavelength conversion is presented.


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Additional Information:© Copyright 1997 IEEE. Reprinted with permission. Manuscript received June 4, 1997; revised September 12, 1997. This work was supported by ARPA under Contract DAAL 01-94-K-03430 and the National Science Foundation under Grant ECS-9412 862. The authors would like to acknowledge Ortel Corporation and Northrop-Grumman Corporation for use of important equipment. Special thanks to A. Benzoni and 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/10.1109/2944.658588
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