Dynamic Operation of a Three-Port, Integrated Mach-Zehnder Wavelength Converter

X. Pan, J. M. Wiesenfeld, J. S. Perino, T. L. Koch, G. Raybon, U. Koren, M. Chien, M. Young, B. I. Miller, C. A. Burrus

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Abstract

Wavelength conversion using semiconductor optical amplifiers monolithically integrated in a three-port Mach-Zehnder configuration is achieved for data rates of 1 and 2.5 Gb/s. The three-port configuration allows efficient use of pump signal power, as well as counter-propagation of pump and converted signals, eliminating the need for a filter. Operation of the device at 5 Gb/s in a two-port configuration is also achieved. Dynamic extinction ratios larger than 13 dB, as well as both data-inverting and noninverting operation are demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)995-997
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
Volume7
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1995
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Pan, X., Wiesenfeld, J. M., Perino, J. S., Koch, T. L., Raybon, G., Koren, U., Chien, M., Young, M., Miller, B. I., & Burrus, C. A. (1995). Dynamic Operation of a Three-Port, Integrated Mach-Zehnder Wavelength Converter. IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, 7(9), 995-997. https://doi.org/10.1109/68.414680