Multi-Stage Wavelength Conversion by Cascaded SSB Modulators

Toshihito FUJIWARA  Koji KIKUSHIMA  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E91-C   No.10   pp.1702-1705
Publication Date: 2008/10/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1353
DOI: 10.1093/ietele/e91-c.10.1702
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Lasers, Quantum Electronics
Keyword: 
optical single sideband,  wavelength conversion,  

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Summary: 
We present the first demonstration of multiple-stage wavelength conversion using cascaded LiNbO3 Mach-Zehnder SSB modulators. Wavelength is accurately shifted by 18 GHz at each stage. 72 GHz frequency shift with the relative intensity noise (RIN) value of -144.5 dB/Hz is achieved by four stages. The achieved equivalent noise figure is 7.5 dB.