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Increase of signal to noise ratio in wavelength conversion using four-wave mixing in semiconductor optical amplifiers

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7 Author(s)
Martelli, F. ; Fondazione Ugo Bordoni, Rome, Italy ; Mecozzi, A. ; D'Ottavi, A. ; Spano, S.S.P.
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Using semiconductor optical amplifiers of different length, we show experimentally that the signal to noise ratio at the output of a WDM network wavelength converter based on four-wave mixing is larger for amplifiers with large unsaturated gain, and increases with gain saturation.

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Semiconductor Laser Conference, 1996., 15th IEEE International

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13-18 Oct. 1996