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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 3 — Feb. 6, 2006
  • pp: 1260–1265

Bandwidth enhancement of SOA-based switches using optical filtering: theory and experimental verification

Mads L. Nielsen and Jesper Mørk  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 3, pp. 1260-1265 (2006)

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We present small-signal response measurements on all-optical switches based on a single SOA followed by an optical filter. Both asymmetric MZI and band-pass type filters are investigated and theoretical predictions of a large modulation bandwidth enhancing effect are verified. The small-signal measurements of the DISC switch (SOA and asymmetric MZI) are the first of their kind.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(250.5980) Optoelectronics : Semiconductor optical amplifiers

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Original Manuscript: October 10, 2005
Revised Manuscript: January 9, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: January 22, 2006
Published: February 6, 2006

Mads Nielsen and Jesper Mørk, "Bandwidth enhancement of SOA-based switches using optical filtering: theory and experimental verification," Opt. Express 14, 1260-1265 (2006)

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  1. Y. Liu, E. Tangdiongga, Z. Li, S. Zhang, H. de Waardt, G. D. Khoe, and H. J. S. Dorren, "160 Gb/s SOA-based wavelength converter assisted by an optical bandpass filter," Technical Digest of OFC 2005, PDP 17, Anaheim, (2005) [CrossRef]
  2. Y. Ueno, S. Nakamura, and K. Tajima, "Nonlinear phase shifts induced by semiconductor optical amplifiers with control pulses at repetition frequencies in the 40-160 GHz range for use in ultrahigh-speed all-optical signal processing," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 19, 2573 (2002) [CrossRef]
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  4. M. L. Nielsen, and J. Mørk, "Increasing the modulation bandwidth of semiconductor optical amplifier based switches using optical filtering," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B. 21, 1606 (2004) [CrossRef]
  5. M. L. Nielsen, J. Mørk, R. Suzuki, J. Sakaguchi, and Y. Ueno, "Theoretical and experimental study of fundamental differences in the noise suppression of high-speed SOA-based all-optical switches," Opt. Express 13, 5080-5086 (2005), http://www.opticsexpress.org/abstract.cfm?URI=OPEX-13-13-5080 [CrossRef]
  6. M. L. Nielsen, J. Mørk, J. Sakaguchi, R. Suzuki, and Y. Ueno, "Reduction of nonlinear patterning effects in SOA-based all-optical switches using optical filtering," Technical Digest of OFC (Optical Society of America 2005), paper OThE7, Anaheim, (2005).
  7. M. L. Nielsen, B. Lavigne, and B. Dagens, "Polarity-preserving wavelength conversion at 40 Gb/s using band-pass filtering," IEE Electron. Lett. 39, 1334 (2003). [CrossRef]

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