We numerically investigate a novel 40 Gbps OOK to AMI all-optical modulation format converter employing an SOA-based Mach-Zehnder interferometer. We demonstrate operation with a 27-1 PRBS and explain the phase modulation’s relationship with patterning.
© 2010 The Optical Society
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(230.1150) Optical devices : All-optical devices
(250.0250) Optoelectronics : Optoelectronics
(250.5980) Optoelectronics : Semiconductor optical amplifiers
J. Dailey, R. Webb, and B. Manning, "Novel All-Optical on-off-Keyed to Alternate-Mark-Inversion Converter," in Integrated Photonics Research, Silicon and Nanophotonics and Photonics in Switching, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2010), paper PWB5.
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