Enhancing the frequency response of cross-polarization wavelength conversion

Chia Chien Wei*, Ming Fang Huang, Jyehong Chen

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Abstract

This work presents a novel wavelength conversion scheme, differential cross-polarization modulation (DXPoM), using an extra birefringence delay to enhance the performance of the conventional cross-polarization modulation. Simulation and experimental results confirm that the predicted performance is enhanced. Using the proposed scheme improves rise time by over 300%, reduces timing jitter by 50%, and increases extinction ratio by 9%.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1683-1685
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
Volume17
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Aug 2005

Keywords

  • Birefringence
  • Frequency conversion
  • Semiconductor optical amplifiers (SOAs)
  • Wavelength-division multiplexing (WDM)

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