All-Optical Modulation Format Conversion and Applications in Future Photonic Networks

Ken MISHINA  Daisuke HISANO  Akihiro MARUTA  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E102-C   No.4   pp.304-315
Publication Date: 2019/04/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1353
DOI: 10.1587/transele.2018ODI0002
Type of Manuscript: INVITED PAPER (Special Section on Progress in Optical Device Technology for Increasing Data Transmission Capacity)
optical fiber communication,  all-optical signal processing,  modulation format conversion,  highly-nonlinear fiber,  semiconductor optical amplifier,  

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A number of all-optical signal processing schemes based on nonlinear optical effects have been proposed and demonstrated for use in future photonic networks. Since various modulation formats have been developed for optical communication systems, all-optical converters between different modulation formats will be a key technology to connect networks transparently and efficiently. This paper reviews our recent works on all-optical modulation format conversion technologies in order to highlight the fundamental principles and applications in variety of all-optical signal processing schemes.