All-Optical Wavelength Conversion Using a Fabry-Perot Semiconductor Optical Amplifier

Masumi SAITOH  Mitsuru TAKENAKA  Byongjin MA  Yoshiaki NAKANO  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E84-C   No.12   pp.1975-1978
Publication Date: 2001/12/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Lasers, Quantum Electronics
wavelength converter,  Fabry-Perot,  semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA),  WDM networks,  digital response,  

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We describe a simple all-optical wavelength converter based on a Fabry-Perot semiconductor optical amplifier (FPSOA). We measure its static characteristics in detail and successfully demonstrate its dynamic wavelength-conversion operation (both inverted and non-inverted) at 2.5 Gbit/s. This is the first demonstration of FPSOA-based wavelength conversion. Quasi-digital response is also observed. Low input power, ease of fabrication and good compatibility with WDM networks are important advantages of FPSOA.