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All-optical wavelength conversion using SOA nonlinearities

Nesset, D., Kelly, A., and Marcenac, D. (1998) All-optical wavelength conversion using SOA nonlinearities. IEEE Communications Magazine, 36 (12). pp. 56-61. ISSN 0163-6804 (doi:10.1109/35.735878)

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/35.735878

Abstract

In this article the increasing use of WDM systems in telecommunications networks is highlighted, and the potential role for wavelength conversion in future upgrades of such systems is reviewed. Techniques for achieving wavelength conversion by all-optical means using nonlinearities in semiconductor optical amplifiers are explained, and experimental results obtained at BT Laboratories are used to illustrate the state of the art.

Item Type:Article
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Kelly, Dr Anthony
Authors: Nesset, D., Kelly, A., and Marcenac, D.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering
Journal Name:IEEE Communications Magazine
ISSN:0163-6804

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