Fast Reconfigurable SOA-Based Wavelength Conversion of Advanced Modulation Format Data†
AbstractWe theoretically analyze the phase noise transfer issue between the pump and the wavelength-converted idler for a nondegenerate four-wave mixing (FWM) scheme, as well as study the vector theory in nonlinear semiconductor optical amplifiers (SOAs), in order to design a polarization-insensitive wavelength conversion system employing dual co-polarized pumps. A tunable sampled grating distributed Bragg reflector (SG-DBR) pump laser has been utilized to enable fast wavelength conversion in the sub-microsecond timescale. By using the detailed characterization of the SGDBR laser, we discuss the phase noise performance of the SGDBR laser. Finally, we present a reconfigurable SOA-based all-optical wavelength converter using the fast switching SGDBR tunable laser as one of the pump sources and experimentally study the wavelength conversion of the single polarization quadrature phase shift keying (QPSK) and polarization multiplexed (Pol-Mux) QPSK signals at 12.5-Gbaud. A wide tuning range (>10 nm) and less than 50 ns and 160 ns reconfiguration time have been achieved for the wavelength conversion system for QPSK and PM-QPSK signals, respectively. The performance under the switching environment after the required reconfiguration time is the same as the static case when the wavelengths are fixed. View Full-Text
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Lin, Y.; P. Anthur, A.; P. Ó Dúill, S.; Liu, F.; Yu, Y.; P. Barry, L. Fast Reconfigurable SOA-Based Wavelength Conversion of Advanced Modulation Format Data. Appl. Sci. 2017, 7, 1033.
Lin Y, P. Anthur A, P. Ó Dúill S, Liu F, Yu Y, P. Barry L. Fast Reconfigurable SOA-Based Wavelength Conversion of Advanced Modulation Format Data. Applied Sciences. 2017; 7(10):1033.Chicago/Turabian Style
Lin, Yi; P. Anthur, Aravind; P. Ó Dúill, Sean; Liu, Fan; Yu, Yonglin; P. Barry, Liam. 2017. "Fast Reconfigurable SOA-Based Wavelength Conversion of Advanced Modulation Format Data." Appl. Sci. 7, no. 10: 1033.
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