We first report on error-free tunable all-optical wavelength conversion of 160 Gbit/s return-to-zero signals based on cascaded sum-frequency and difference-frequency generation in a periodically poled LiNbO3 waveguide. The BER of less than 10-9 is achieved in 23 nm tuning range.
© 2006 Optical Society of America
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
H. Furukawa, A. Nirmalathas, N. Wada, S. Shinada, H. Tsuboya, and T. Miyazaki, " Tunable All-Optical Wavelength Conversion of 160 Gbit/s RZ Signals Based on Cascaded SFG-DFG in PPLN Waveguide," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition and The National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper OWW5.
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