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Performance Enhancement of Multiwavelength Conversion of RZ-DPSK Based on Four-Wave Mixing in Semiconductor Optical Amplifier

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In this letter, we propose two methods to enhance the performance of multichannel wavelength conversion of return-to-zero differential phase-shift-keying signal in a semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA) based on four-wave-mixing effect. The first one is optimizing the relative time delay of the multichannel signal to reduce the crosstalk-induced penalty in SOA. The second one is using the synchronous clock pumping to raise the power of converted signal. The experiment on wavelength conversion of two channels at 10-Gb/s signal showed the power penalty was improved more than 1 dB in the first method and about 1.5 dB in the second method.

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IEEE Photonics Technology Letters  (Volume:19 ,  Issue: 18 )