By Topic

High-efficiency wide-band SOA-based wavelength converters by using dual-pumped four-wave mixing and an assist beam

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$33 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

6 Author(s)
Dar-Zu Hsu ; Comput. & Commun. Res. Lab., Ind. Technol. Res. Inst., Hsinchu, Taiwan ; San-Liang Lee ; Pei-Miin Gong ; Yu-Min Lin
more authors

Wavelength conversion with a high efficiency and wide conversion range can easily be realized by applying an assist beam of short wavelength to a dual-pumped semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA). Experimental results reveal that an assist beam can improve the conversion efficiency and signal-to-background ratio by up to 8.5 and 4.1 dB, respectively, when the SOA is biased at the current that makes the SOA transparent to the assist beam. The efficiency can exceed -10 dB over an 80-nm wavelength conversion range using a 23-dB gain SOA. The assist beam increases the system power budget because it simultaneously improves the conversion efficiency and reduces the receiver power penalty. The power penalties for up-converting and down-converting 10-Gb/s signals to 25 nm of wavelength range are less than 0.5 and 2.5 dB, respectively.

Published in:

IEEE Photonics Technology Letters  (Volume:16 ,  Issue: 8 )