We propose a simple filter scheme to reduce pattern effects in an SOA. This filter was applied to an SOA-based wavelength converter at 40Gb/s, resulting in a significant improvement of the wavelength converted data signal.
© 2005 Optical Society of America
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(250.0250) Optoelectronics : Optoelectronics
(250.5980) Optoelectronics : Semiconductor optical amplifiers
V. Marembert, A. Marques de Melo, S. Randel, C. Schubert, H. Weber, and K. Petermann, "Reduction of Pattern Effects in an SOA-based 40 Gb/s Wavelength Converter," in Optical Amplifiers and Their Applications, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper SuB4.
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