Investigation of optimum wavelength converter based on nonlinear polarisation rotation in a bulk SOA

Brendan Kennedy, S. Philippe, F. Surre, A.L. Bradley, P. Landais

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    Abstract

    This work is focused on understanding and optimising the physical mechanisms responsible for wavelength conversion based on cross-polarisation modulation (XPolM) in a bulk semiconductor optical amplifier. A comparison is made between the conversion performance that can be achieved with cross-gain modulation (XGM) and XPolM in co- and counter-propagation configurations. Wavelength independent conversion can be achieved when nonlinear polarisation rotation and XGM effects are balanced in the case of non-inverted wavelength conversion.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)55-60
    JournalIET Optoelectronics
    Volume1
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2007

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