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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 9 — Apr. 27, 2009
  • pp: 6962–6967

Polarization insensitive all-optical up-conversion for ROF systems based on parallel pump FWM in a SOA

Jia Lu, Ze Dong, Zizeng Cao, Lin Chen, Shuangchun Wen, and Jianguo Yu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 9, pp. 6962-6967 (2009)

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We have proposed and experimentally investigated polarization insensitive all-optical up-conversion for ROF system based on FWM in a semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA). The parallel pump is generated based on odd-order optical sidebands and carrier suppression using an external intensity modulator and a cascaded optical filter. Therefore, the two pumps are always parallel and phase locked, which makes system polarization insensitive. After FWM in a SOA and optical filtering, similar to single sideband (SSB) 40GHz optical millimeter-wave is generated only using 10GHz RF as local oscillator (LO). The receiver sensitivity at a BER of 10-9 for the up-converted signals is -28.4dBm. The power penalty for the up-converted downstream signals is smaller than 1dBm after 20km SSMF-28 transmission.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(190.7220) Nonlinear optics : Upconversion
(060.5625) Fiber optics and optical communications : Radio frequency photonics

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: February 11, 2009
Revised Manuscript: April 5, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: April 6, 2009
Published: April 13, 2009

Lin Chen, Jia Lu, Ze Dong, Zizheng Cao, Shuangchun Wen, and Jianguo Yu, "Polarization insensitive all-optical up-conversion for ROF systems based on parallel pump FWM in a SOA," Opt. Express 17, 6962-6967 (2009)

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