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  • Vol. 22, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2004
  • pp: 186–

All-Optical Wavelength Conversion Using aPulse Reformatting Optical Filter

Juerg Leuthold, Dan M. Marom, Steven Cabot, James J. Jaques, Roland Ryf, and C. Randy Giles

Journal of Lightwave Technology, Vol. 22, Issue 1, pp. 186- (2004)


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Abstract

We introduce a general concept for the design of all-optical wavelength converters with pulse reformatting functionality. The novel wavelength converters are based on a single semiconductor optical amplifier followed by an optical filter. A microelectromechanical system-based realization is shown and simultaneous 40 Gb/s wavelength conversion, switching and signal format conversion is demonstrated. The new pulse reformatting optical filter device outperforms current schemes with respect to input-power requirements,input-power dynamic range and signal quality.

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Juerg Leuthold, Dan M. Marom, Steven Cabot, James J. Jaques, Roland Ryf, and C. Randy Giles, "All-Optical Wavelength Conversion Using aPulse Reformatting Optical Filter," J. Lightwave Technol. 22, 186- (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/jlt/abstract.cfm?URI=jlt-22-1-186


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