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Optics Express

  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 18 — Sep. 4, 2006
  • pp: 8060–8064

Monolithically integrated reflective SOA-EA carrier re-modulator for broadband access nodes

Idelfonso Tafur Monroy, Filip Öhman, Kresten Yvind, Lotte Jin Christiansen, Jesper Mørk, Christophe Peucheret, and Palle Jeppesen  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 18, pp. 8060-8064 (2006)

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We propose and experimentally demonstrate a monolithically integrated circuit composed of a reflective concatenated semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA) and electro-absorber (EA) for high bit-rate carrier re-modulation. Simultaneous erasure and re-modulation of intensity modulated (IM) signals are shown. Although the experimental results are performed at 5 Gb/s, reflective SOA-EA re-modulators have the potential for operation at higher bit-rates.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
(250.5980) Optoelectronics : Semiconductor optical amplifiers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: May 18, 2006
Revised Manuscript: July 5, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: July 7, 2006
Published: September 1, 2006

Idelfonso Tafur Monroy, Filip Öhman, Kresten Yvind, Lotte J. Christiansen, Jesper Mørk, Christophe Peucheret, and Palle Jeppesen, "Monolithically integrated reflective SOA-EA carrier re-modulator for broadband access nodes," Opt. Express 14, 8060-8064 (2006)

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