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Wavelength conversion at 10 Gb/s by four-wave mixing over a 30-nm interval

D'Ottavi, A. and Spano, P. and Hunziker, G. and Paiella, R. and Dall'Ara, R. and Guekos, G. and Vahala, K. J. (1998) Wavelength conversion at 10 Gb/s by four-wave mixing over a 30-nm interval. IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, 10 (7). pp. 952-954. ISSN 1041-1135. doi:10.1109/68.681281.

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We show that the use of a long semiconductor optical amplifier increases the error-free conversion interval of a four-wave mixing (FWM)-based wavelength converter. 30-nm wavelength down-conversion and 15-nm up-conversion have been obtained at 10 Gb/s. This result is a significant improvement over the previous best performance of a FWM-based wavelength converter and suggests that the full erbium-doped fiber amplifier bandwidth can be covered with FWM wavelength converters.

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Additional Information:© Copyright 1998 IEEE. Reprinted with permission. Manuscript received December 18, 1997; revised March 18, 1998. This work was carried out in the frame of the European Project COST 240. This work was supported by the Swiss Office for Education and Science. The work of G. Hunziker, R. Paiella, and K. J. Vahala was supported by ARPA under Contract DAAL 01-94-K-03 430.
Subject Keywords:Communication systems, frequency conversion, optical mixing, semiconductor optical amplifier
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