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Characterization of a turbo-switch SOA wavelength converter using spectrographic pulse measurement

Reid, Douglas A. and Clarke, Aisling M. and Yang, Xuelin and Maher, Robert D. and Webb, R.P. and Manning, R.J. and Barry, Liam P. (2008) Characterization of a turbo-switch SOA wavelength converter using spectrographic pulse measurement. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, 14 (3). pp. 841-848. ISSN 1077-260X

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Abstract

We use the frequency-resolved optical gating (FROG) technique to determine the pulsewidth and chirp characteristics of wavelength-converted pulses from a turbo-switch and asymmetrical Mach-Zehnder filter combination under a variety of operating conditions. The output pulses were found to be near transform limited and had a high tolerance to line rate and input power variations.

Item Type:Article (Published)
Refereed:Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords:High-speed optical techniques; optical frequency conversion; optical pulse measurement; semiconductor optical amplifiers; wavelength conversion;
Subjects:Engineering > Optical communication
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Engineering and Computing > School of Electronic Engineering
Research Initiatives and Centres > Research Institute for Networks and Communications Engineering (RINCE)
Publisher:Institution of Engineering and Technology
Official URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JSTQE.2008.919742
Copyright Information:©2008 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or to reuse any copyrighted component of this work in other works must be obtained from the IEEE.
ID Code:2260
Deposited On:12 Jan 2009 12:26 by DORAS Administrator. Last Modified 06 Mar 2009 13:59

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