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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 26 — Dec. 12, 2011
  • pp: B551–B559

Ultrahigh-speed and widely tunable wavelength conversion based on cross-gain modulation in a quantum-dot semiconductor optical amplifier

Motoharu Matsuura, Oded Raz, Fausto Gomez-Agis, Nicola Calabretta, and Harm J. S. Dorren  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 26, pp. B551-B559 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.00B551


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Abstract

We present ultrahigh-speed and full C-band tunable wavelength conversions using cross-gain modulation in a quantum-dot semiconductor optical amplifier (QD-SOA). In this study, we successfully demonstrated error-free 320-Gbit/s operation of an all-optical wavelength converter (AOWC) using the QD-SOA for the first time. We also demonstrated full C-band tunable operation of the AOWC in the wavelength range between 1535 nm and 1565 nm at a bit rate of 160-Gbit/s.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(060.2360) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics links and subsystems
(230.5590) Optical devices : Quantum-well, -wire and -dot devices
(250.5980) Optoelectronics : Semiconductor optical amplifiers

ToC Category:
Subsystems for Optical Networks

History
Original Manuscript: October 5, 2011
Revised Manuscript: November 20, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: November 21, 2011
Published: November 30, 2011

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European Conference on Optical Communication 2011 (2011) Optics Express

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Motoharu Matsuura, Oded Raz, Fausto Gomez-Agis, Nicola Calabretta, and Harm J. S. Dorren, "Ultrahigh-speed and widely tunable wavelength conversion based on cross-gain modulation in a quantum-dot semiconductor optical amplifier," Opt. Express 19, B551-B559 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-26-B551


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