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Optical Amplifiers and Their Applications
Budapest Hungary
August 7, 2005
ISBN: 1-55752-790-3
Semiconductor All-Optical Signal Processing (WD)

Fast Nonlinear-Polarization-Switching in SOAs for 40 Gb/s Optical Processing

Giampiero Contestabile, Nicola Calabretta, Ernesto Ciaramella, and Marco Presi


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We experimentally demonstrate all-optical wavelength conversion at 40 Gb/s by means of Nonlinear-Polarization-Switching in an SOA. Using an amplifier optimized for fast gain recovery, we report both usual single and simultaneous multi-conversion to different wavelengths.

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OCIS Codes
(070.0070) Fourier optics and signal processing : Fourier optics and signal processing
(070.4340) Fourier optics and signal processing : Nonlinear optical signal processing
(250.0250) Optoelectronics : Optoelectronics
(250.5980) Optoelectronics : Semiconductor optical amplifiers

G. Contestabile, N. Calabretta, E. Ciaramella, and M. Presi, "Fast Nonlinear-Polarization-Switching in SOAs for 40 Gb/s Optical Processing," in Optical Amplifiers and Their Applications, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper WD5.

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