Generation of 173-Gbits/s single-polarization QPSK signals by all-optical format conversion using a photonic integrated device

Conference: ECOC 2009 - 35th European Conference on Optical Communication
09/20/2009 - 09/24/2009 at Vienna, Austria

Proceedings: ECOC 2009

Pages: 2Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Kang, I.; Buhl, L.; Dinu, M.; Giles, C. R. (Bell Laboratories, Alcatel-Lucent, Holmdel, NJ 07733, USA)
Rasras, M.; Cappuzzo, M.; Gomez, L. T.; Chen, Y. F.; Patel, S. S. (Bell Laboratories, Alcatel-Lucent, Murray Hill, NJ 07974, USA)
Cabot, S.; Dutta, N.; Piccirilli, A.; Jaques, J. (LGS Innovations, 15 Vreeland Road, Florham Park, NJ, 07932, USA)

We report generation of high spectral-efficiency modulation formats at 86.4 Gbaud/s by all-optical format conversion using a device integrating semiconductor optical amplifies. We demonstrate generation of 173 Gbits/s QPSK signals and 86.4 Gbits/s Binary-PSK signals.