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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 25 — Dec. 3, 2012
  • pp: 27902–27907

Ultra-broad band, low power, highly efficient coherent wavelength conversion in quantum dot SOA

G. Contestabile, Y. Yoshida, A. Maruta, and K. Kitayama  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 25, pp. 27902-27907 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.027902


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Abstract

We report broadband, all-optical wavelength conversion over 100 nm span, in full S- and C-band, with positive conversion efficiency with low optical input power exploiting dual pump Four-Wave-Mixing in a Quantum Dot Semiconductor Optical Amplifier (QD-SOA). We also demonstrate by Error Vector Magnitude analysis the full transparency of the conversion scheme for coherent modulation formats (QPSK, 8-PSK, 16-QAM, OFDM-16QAM) in the whole C-band.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(230.1150) Optical devices : All-optical devices
(250.5980) Optoelectronics : Semiconductor optical amplifiers
(250.5590) Optoelectronics : Quantum-well, -wire and -dot devices

ToC Category:
Optoelectronics

History
Original Manuscript: October 12, 2012
Revised Manuscript: November 16, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: November 19, 2012
Published: November 29, 2012

Citation
G. Contestabile, Y. Yoshida, A. Maruta, and K. Kitayama, "Ultra-broad band, low power, highly efficient coherent wavelength conversion in quantum dot SOA," Opt. Express 20, 27902-27907 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-25-27902


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