Demonstration of all-optical format conversion from wavelength-hopping time-spreading to non-return-to-zero

Varghese Baby, Ivan Glesk, Yue Kai Huang, Lei Xu, Paul R. Prucnal

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Abstract

We present a novel design for all-optical conversion from wavelength-hopping time-spreading to non-return-to-zero format using wavelength converters based on semiconductor optical amplifiers. The multi-pulse nature of the wavelength-hopping time-spreading signal is utilized to achieve efficient, high-performance format conversion without pulse replication. The operation is demonstrated with a power penalty of 1 dB. A novel, complete design for interfacing wavelength-hopping time-spreading networks to WDM networks is also presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)27-31
Number of pages5
JournalOptics Communications
Volume262
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

Keywords

  • Access networks
  • CDMA
  • Format conversion
  • semiconductor optical amplifiers

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