Novel all-optical NRZ wavelength conversion employing SOA-based Sagnac interferometer

Xu, Lei and Baby, V. and Glesk, I. and Prucnal, P.R. (2004) Novel all-optical NRZ wavelength conversion employing SOA-based Sagnac interferometer. In: Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics 2004 (CLEO), 2004-05-16 - 2004-05-21.

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Abstract

SOA-based Sagnac interferometers are traditionally regarded as optical RZ signal processing units. We first analyze and demonstrate NRZ wavelength conversion by introducing an interference bias for the Sagnac loop caused by the polarization control.