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Wavelength conversion using semiconductor optical amplifiers

Asghari, M and White, IH and Penty, RV (1997) Wavelength conversion using semiconductor optical amplifiers. Journal of Lightwave Technology, 15. pp. 1181-1190. ISSN 0733-8724

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Abstract

This paper reports a detailed theoretical study of the dynamics of wavelength conversion using cross-gain and cross-phase modulation in semiconductor optical amplifiers (SOA's) involving a large signal, multisection rate equation model. Using this model, recently reported experimental results have been correctly predicted and the effects of electrical and optical pumping on the conversion speed, modulation index, and phase variation of the converted signal have been considered. The model predicts, in agreement with experimental data, that recovery rates as low as 12 ps are possible if signal and pump powers in excess of 14 dBm are used. It also indicates that conversion speeds up to 40 Gb/s may be achieved with less than 3 dB dynamic penalty. The employment of cross-phase modulation increases the speed allowing, for example, an improvement to 60 Gb/s with an excess loss penalty less than 1 dB.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Integrated optics Optical wavelength routing Optical wavelength switching Optoelectronics Semiconductor laser amplifiers Wavelength conversion Wavelength translation WDM systems
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Divisions: Div B > Photonics
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2014 11:24
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2014 02:12
DOI: 10.1109/50.596964