Pattern Effect Removal Technique for Semiconductor Optical Amplifier-Based Wavelength Conversion

Conference: ECOC 2007 - 33rd European Conference and Exhibition of Optical Communication
09/16/2007 - 09/20/2007 at Berlin, Germany

Proceedings: ECOC 2007

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Marculescu, A.; Wang, J.; Li, J.; Vorreau, P.; Freude, W.; Leuthold, J. (Institute of High-Frequency and Quantum Electronics, University of Karlsruhe, Engesserstr. 5, D-76131 Karlsruhe, Germany)
Zadok, S.; Ezra, S. Ben; Tsadka, S. (Kailight Photonics, 3 Golda Meir St., Nes Ziona 74140, Israel)

A technique to overcome pattern effects due to slow recovery times in SOA based wavelength converters is presented. It uses the superposition of the outputs of red-shifted and blue-shifted filters having complementary pattern effects.