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Simulation performance of ASE-XGM wavelength converter for spectrum-sliced WDM systems
Author(s): Suzanne Baruh; Maria Aparecida Gonçalves Martinez; Maria Thereza Miranda Rocco Giraldi
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Paper Abstract

We evaluate the performance of a wavelength conversion technique based on the modulation of the amplified spontaneous emission of semiconductor optical amplifiers through simulation software. Unlike conventional conversion technique the ASE-XGM does not require a CW probe signal. The converted wavelength is determined by an optical filter, which slices the modulated ASE spectrum. We focus on bit error rate (BER)conversion performance of a 2.5 Gbit/s non-return to zero, pseudo-random sequence of order 11. BER values better than 10-9 are achieved for signal input power ranging from -6 dBm to 0 dBm, and for a slicing filter centered around 0.4 nm red shifted from signal wavelength.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 December 2003
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 5248, Semiconductor Optoelectronic Devices for Lightwave Communication, (8 December 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.511050
Show Author Affiliations
Suzanne Baruh, Univ. Presbiteriana Mackenzie (Brazil)
Maria Aparecida Gonçalves Martinez, Univ. Presbiteriana Mackenzie (Brazil)
Maria Thereza Miranda Rocco Giraldi, Instituto Militar de Engenharia (Brazil)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5248:
Semiconductor Optoelectronic Devices for Lightwave Communication
Joachim Piprek, Editor(s)

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