TITLE

Investigation of optimum wavelength converter based on nonlinear polarisation rotation in a bulk SOA

AUTHOR(S)
Kennedy, B. F.; Philippe, S.; Surre, F.; Bradley, A. L.; Landais, P.
PUB. DATE
April 2007
SOURCE
IET Optoelectronics;Apr2007, Vol. 1 Issue 2, p55
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This work is focused on understanding and optimising the physical mechanisms responsible for wavelength conversion based on cross-polarisation modulation (XPolM) in a bulk semiconductor optical amplifier. A comparison is made between the conversion performance that can be achieved with cross-gain modulation (XGM) and XPolM in co- and counter-propagation configurations. Wavelength independent conversion can be achieved when nonlinear polarisation rotation and XGM effects are balanced in the case of non-inverted wavelength conversion.
ACCESSION #
24721772

 

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