Simple guidelines for optimizing power splitter asymmetries in SOA-based Mach-Zehnder wavelength converters

James M. Dailey, Thomas L. Koch

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Abstract

We demonstrate that significant performance penalties will occur in SOA-based Mach-Zehnder wavelength converters when design optimization is limited solely to phase and current biases. We present simple design rules to optimize the optical power splitter asymmetries and validate them using pseudo-random code in a comprehensive numerical model. Dramatic improvements in eye margin and extinction are confirmed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication21st Annual Meeting of the IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society, LEOS 2008
Pages463-464
Number of pages2
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008
Externally publishedYes
Event21st Annual Meeting of the IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society, LEOS 2008 - Newport Beach, CA, United States
Duration: Nov 9 2008Nov 13 2008

Publication series

NameConference Proceedings - Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting-LEOS
ISSN (Print)1092-8081

Other

Other21st Annual Meeting of the IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society, LEOS 2008
CountryUnited States
CityNewport Beach, CA
Period11/9/0811/13/08

Keywords

  • Optical frequency conversion
  • Optical switches
  • Optoelectronic devices
  • Semiconductor optical amplifiers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Dailey, J. M., & Koch, T. L. (2008). Simple guidelines for optimizing power splitter asymmetries in SOA-based Mach-Zehnder wavelength converters. In 21st Annual Meeting of the IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society, LEOS 2008 (pp. 463-464). [4688691] (Conference Proceedings - Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting-LEOS). https://doi.org/10.1109/LEOS.2008.4688691