All-optical data format conversion between RZ and NRZ based on wavelength converter

Lei Xu, Bing C. Wang, Varghese Baby, Darren Rand, Ivan Glesk, Paul R. Prucnal

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Through an optical switch, continuous wave (CW) light is controlled by input return-to-zero (RZ) data pulses through a very broad switching window to generate an non-return-to-zero signal (NRZ). Hence, the shape of the NRZ data signal will be decided by the shape of the switching window, which results in very large ripples on the output NRZ eye diagram. However, in practical applications, the nonlinear interaction time will directly decide the speed of wavelength converters for format conversion. This paper demonstrates high performance all-optical format conversion between RZ and NRZ using a wavelength converter.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)49-50
Number of pages2
JournalConference Proceedings - Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting-LEOS
StatePublished - 2002
Event2002 IEEE/LEOS Annual Meeting Conference Proceedings: 15th Annual Meeting of the IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society - Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: Nov 10 2002Nov 14 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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


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