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Wavelength conversion by four-wave mixing in semiconductor optical amplifiers

Geraghty, David F. and Lee, Robert B. and Verdiell, Marc and Ziari, Mehrdad and Mathur, Atul and Vahala, Kerry J. (1998) Wavelength conversion by four-wave mixing in semiconductor optical amplifiers. IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, 10 (1). pp. 69-71. ISSN 1041-1135. doi:10.1109/68.651108.

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Time-resolved spectral analysis is performed on 10 Gb/s signals wavelength converted by four-wave mixing (FWM) in semiconductor optical amplifiers. A pattern-dependent chirp resulting from parasitic gain modulation by the signal is measured and characterized as a function of the converter's pump-to-probe ratio. This chirp is found to be insignificant for pump-to-probe ratios exceeding 9 dB.

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Additional Information:© Copyright 1998 IEEE. Reprinted with permission. Manuscript received June 23, 1997; revised October 6, 1997. This work was supported by DARPA under Contract DAAL 01-94-K-03430 and by the National Science Foundation under Grant ECS-9412862. The authors acknowledge Dr. Al Benzoni for invaluable discussion and assistance.
Subject Keywords:Communication systems, optical frequency conversion, optical mixers, semiconductor optical amplifiers
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