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  • Vol. 37, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 2012
  • pp: 2523–2525

All-optical simultaneous drop and wavelength conversion of DPSK data

Claudio Porzi, Giampiero Contestabile, and Antonella Bogoni  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 13, pp. 2523-2525 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.002523


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Abstract

We demonstrate an all-optical scheme for the simultaneous drop and wavelength conversion of bursts of data from a continuous stream of differential phase-shift keyed (DPSK) signals. This function is obtained in a single semiconductor optical amplifier Mach–Zehnder interferometer thanks to proper nonlinear interaction of the data stream and an optical gate signal at different wavelength. Fast switching-time enabling wavelength shifting operation on continuous DPSK data stream at 10 and 40Gb/s without any bit loss is reported. Corresponding measured power penalties are negligible at 10Gb/s and about 1.7 dB at 40Gb/s.

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OCIS Codes
(230.7020) Optical devices : Traveling-wave devices
(250.4745) Optoelectronics : Optical processing devices

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

History
Original Manuscript: March 26, 2012
Revised Manuscript: May 10, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: May 11, 2012
Published: June 21, 2012

Citation
Claudio Porzi, Giampiero Contestabile, and Antonella Bogoni, "All-optical simultaneous drop and wavelength conversion of DPSK data," Opt. Lett. 37, 2523-2525 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-13-2523


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