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  • Vol. 44, Iss. 23 — Aug. 10, 2005
  • pp: 4959–4964

10 Gbit/s optical wavelength converter with a Brillouin scattering-based spectral filter

Er’el Granot, Shmuel Sternklar, Haim Chayet, Shalva Ben-Ezra, Niv Narkiss, Nir Shahar, Arieh Sher, and Sagie Tsadka  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 44, Issue 23, pp. 4959-4964 (2005)

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For the first time, to our knowledge, a highly robust, high-bit-rate (10 Gbit/s) wavelength converter that is based on a narrow Brillouin filter is reported. The conversion takes place in a semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA) in a cross-gain–phase process. The SOA operates in a weak-modulation mode, and the exiting signal undergoes a dc reduction with a narrow spectral filter. In our system we perform spectrally narrow filtering by using a long Brillouin grating.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2340) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics components
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(290.5830) Scattering : Scattering, Brillouin

Original Manuscript: August 30, 2004
Revised Manuscript: February 16, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: March 8, 2005
Published: August 10, 2005

Er’el Granot, Shmuel Sternklar, Haim Chayet, Shalva Ben-Ezra, Niv Narkiss, Nir Shahar, Arieh Sher, and Sagie Tsadka, "10 Gbit/s optical wavelength converter with a Brillouin scattering-based spectral filter," Appl. Opt. 44, 4959-4964 (2005)

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