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

Xu, Lei and Wang, Bing C. and Baby, V. and Rand, D. and Glesk, I. and Prucnal, P.R. (2002) All-optical data format conversion between RZ and NRZ based on wavelength converter. In: LEOS 2002. The 15th Annual Meeting of the IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society, 2002, 2002-11-10 - 2002-11-14.

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Abstract

We demonstrate high performance all-optical format conversion between RZ and NRZ using a wavelength converter. For the conversion from RZ to NRZ, we use a duplicator to make multiple copies of the input RZ pulses before the injection into the Mach-Zehnder type wavelength converter.