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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 23 — Dec. 1, 2013
  • pp: 4982–4984

Bit rate adaptable operation of a hybrid integrated wavelength converter using a semiconductor optical amplifier type Mach–Zehnder interferometer

Hiroyuki Uenohara and Yohei Aikawa  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 23, pp. 4982-4984 (2013)

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A bit rate adaptable all-optical wavelength conversion operation of a semiconductor optical amplifier Mach–Zehnder interferometer (SOA-MZI) with a selectable push–pull-delay configuration, consisting of silica-based MZI-type variable power splitters and cascaded delay switches, was achieved. It consists of two SOAs, one variable power splitter, four MZI-type switches, and three delay lines on one chip. Eight-level delay times, from 0 to 35 ps, incremented in steps of 5 ps, can be selected by controlling the voltages applied to the thermo-optic switches. The wavelength conversion operation at a bit rate of 25 and 40 Gbps with push–pull delay of 20 and 15 ps was achieved.

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OCIS Codes
(230.1150) Optical devices : All-optical devices
(230.7405) Optical devices : Wavelength conversion devices

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: August 19, 2013
Revised Manuscript: October 23, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: October 23, 2013
Published: November 21, 2013

Hiroyuki Uenohara and Yohei Aikawa, "Bit rate adaptable operation of a hybrid integrated wavelength converter using a semiconductor optical amplifier type Mach–Zehnder interferometer," Opt. Lett. 38, 4982-4984 (2013)

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