A red-shift optical filter all-optical wavelength converter compatible to all-optical WDM networks is introduced and demonstrated at 40 and 10 Gb/s. The wavelength converter provides reshaping and can act as a power equalizer. We use the device to overcome wavelength blocking in a looped-fiber network demonstration equivalent to 42 cross-connect switches and a 16800 km transmission distance.
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Juerg Leuthold, Roland Ryf, Drew N. Maywar, Steven Cabot, James Jaques, and S. S. Patel, "Nonblocking All-Optical Cross Connect Based on Regenerative All-Optical Wavelength Converter in a Transparent Demonstration Over 42 Nodes and 16800 km," J. Lightwave Technol. 21, 2863- (2003)