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New description of transmission of an SOA-based sagnac loop and its application for NRZ wavelength conversion

Glesk, I. and Xu, Lei and Baby, Varghese and Prucnal, Paul R. (2005) New description of transmission of an SOA-based sagnac loop and its application for NRZ wavelength conversion. Optics Communications, 244 (1-6). pp. 199-208. ISSN 0030-4018

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Abstract

Sagnac interferometric loops with a semiconductor optical amplifiers (SOA) have found important applications for optical signal processing and communication networks. We derive a new description of the transmission of an SOA-based Sagnac loop by including the influence of loop birefringence. Based on this new description, we theoretically analyze and experimentally demonstrate NRZ wavelength conversion using a Sagnac loop with an SOA at asymmetric position. We also show that the converted signal with an SOA-based Sagnac loop has lower pattern dependent effect and smaller power penalty compared with the converted signal using cross gain modulation effect

Item type: Article
ID code: 12398
Keywords: optical communication, optical frequency conversion, semiconductor optical amplifiers, wavelength-division multiplexing, Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering, Physical and Theoretical Chemistry, Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials, Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics, Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Subjects: Technology > Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Department: Faculty of Engineering > Electronic and Electrical Engineering
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Depositing user: Strathprints Administrator
Date Deposited: 14 Dec 2011 13:32
Last modified: 30 Apr 2014 16:26
URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/12398

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