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  • Vol. 16, Iss. 12 — Dec. 1, 1998
  • pp: 2419–

Tunability of Polarization-Insensitive Wavelength Converters Based on Four-Wave Mixing in Semiconductor Optical Amplifiers

Jonathan P. R. Lacey, Mark A. Summerfield, and S. J. Madden

Journal of Lightwave Technology, Vol. 16, Issue 12, pp. 2419- (1998)


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Abstract

Optically transparent wavelength converters, in which the output is a wavelength-converted replica of the input, may be required to improve performance and ease management in future "mixed-mode" wavelength division multiplexed networks. Four-wave mixing (FWM) in semiconductor optical amplifiers (SOA's) is an attractive optically transparent wavelength conversion technique because it allows pump tunability. So far, three schemes for polarization-insensitive FWM in SOA's have been demonstrated, using two copolarized pumps, two orthogonal pumps, and polarization diversity. This paper presents a comparison of their output signal-to-noise ratio, and hence their ultimate tunability. A simple analytical model for FWM in SOA's is used to predict that when each scheme has the same inputs and produces the same frequency shift, the polarization-diversity scheme has the highest output signal-to-noise ratio of the three schemes, and hence promises the greatest tunability.

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Jonathan P. R. Lacey, Mark A. Summerfield, and S. J. Madden, "Tunability of Polarization-Insensitive Wavelength Converters Based on Four-Wave Mixing in Semiconductor Optical Amplifiers," J. Lightwave Technol. 16, 2419- (1998)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/jlt/abstract.cfm?URI=jlt-16-12-2419


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