All-optical modulation format conversion and multicasting using injection-locked laser diodes

Chi-Wai Chow*, C. S. Wong, H. K. Tsang

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Abstract

The functionality of optical modulation format conversion and wavelength conversion will be needed in next-generation wavelength routers. This paper describes a new approach for return-to-zero to nonreturn-to-zero format conversion using a birefringent fiber and an injection-locked Fabry-Pérot laser diode. This paper also describes the demonstration of an all-optical multicaster based on a similar technique. Error-free operations were confirmed in the format converted and in every channel of the 8 × 10-Gb/s multicast outputs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2386-2392
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Lightwave Technology
Volume22
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Nov 2004

Keywords

  • Modulation format conversion
  • Multicasting
  • Optical fiber communication
  • Optical signal processing
  • Wavelength conversion

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