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 publicationConference Proceedings - Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting-LEOS
Pages463-464
Number of pages2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 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

Other

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

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Keywords

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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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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 Conference Proceedings - Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting-LEOS (pp. 463-464). [4688691] https://doi.org/10.1109/LEOS.2008.4688691