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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 1 — Jan. 3, 2011
  • pp: 155–161

Simple and efficient methods for the accurate evaluation of patterning effects in ultrafast photonic switches

Jing Xu, Yunhong Ding, Christophe Peucheret, Weiqi Xue, Jorge Seoane, Beáta Zsigri, Palle Jeppesen, and Jesper Mørk  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 1, pp. 155-161 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.000155


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Abstract

Although patterning effects (PEs) are known to be a limiting factor of ultrafast photonic switches based on semiconductor optical amplifiers (SOAs), a simple approach for their evaluation in numerical simulations and experiments is missing. In this work, we experimentally investigate and verify a theoretical prediction of the pseudo random binary sequence (PRBS) length needed to capture the full impact of PEs. A wide range of SOAs and operation conditions are investigated. The very simple form of the PRBS length condition highlights the role of two parameters, i.e. the recovery time of the SOAs as well as the operation bit rate. Furthermore, a simple and effective method for probing the maximum PEs is demonstrated, which may relieve the computational effort or the experimental difficulties associated with the use of long PRBSs for the simulation or characterization of SOA-based switches. Good agrement with conventional PRBS characterization is obtained. The method is suitable for quick and systematic estimation and optimization of the switching performance.

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OCIS Codes
(070.4340) Fourier optics and signal processing : Nonlinear optical signal processing
(250.5980) Optoelectronics : Semiconductor optical amplifiers
(250.6715) Optoelectronics : Switching

ToC Category:
Optoelectronics

History
Original Manuscript: October 25, 2010
Revised Manuscript: December 16, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: December 16, 2010
Published: December 22, 2010

Citation
Jing Xu, Yunhong Ding, Christophe Peucheret, Weiqi Xue, Jorge Seoane, Beáta Zsigri, Palle Jeppesen, and Jesper Mørk, "Simple and efficient methods for the accurate evaluation of patterning effects in ultrafast photonic switches," Opt. Express 19, 155-161 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-1-155


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