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100-GHz grid-aligned multi-channel polarization insensitive black-box wavelength converter

100-GHz grid-aligned multi-channel polarization insensitive black-box wavelength converter
100-GHz grid-aligned multi-channel polarization insensitive black-box wavelength converter
A new scheme for a flexible modulation and bit rate independent, polarization-insensitive optical wavelength converter (WC) based on four-wave mixing (FWM) in a highly nonlinear fiber (HNLF) is demonstrated and characterized for different modulation formats and data rates. Its robustness is demonstrated in a data transmission experiment in which the WC is incorporated at the mid-point of a transmission line based on installed fiber. In addition, an optical feedback system designed to prevent slow polarization drift of the pumps and consequently to ensure the long-term stability of the system is implemented and characterized. The WC is tested with the feedback system in place enabling turn-key operation.
0733-8724
3027-3035
Rancaño, Victor J.F.
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Parmigiani, Francesca
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Petropoulos, Periklis
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Richardson, David J.
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Rancaño, Victor J.F.
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Parmigiani, Francesca
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Petropoulos, Periklis
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Richardson, David J.
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Rancaño, Victor J.F., Parmigiani, Francesca, Petropoulos, Periklis and Richardson, David J. (2014) 100-GHz grid-aligned multi-channel polarization insensitive black-box wavelength converter. IEEE Journal of Lightwave Technology, 32 (17), 3027-3035. (doi:10.1109/JLT.2014.2324278).

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Abstract

A new scheme for a flexible modulation and bit rate independent, polarization-insensitive optical wavelength converter (WC) based on four-wave mixing (FWM) in a highly nonlinear fiber (HNLF) is demonstrated and characterized for different modulation formats and data rates. Its robustness is demonstrated in a data transmission experiment in which the WC is incorporated at the mid-point of a transmission line based on installed fiber. In addition, an optical feedback system designed to prevent slow polarization drift of the pumps and consequently to ensure the long-term stability of the system is implemented and characterized. The WC is tested with the feedback system in place enabling turn-key operation.

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e-pub ahead of print date: 13 May 2014
Published date: 14 May 2014
Organisations: Optoelectronics Research Centre

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Local EPrints ID: 366792
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/366792
ISSN: 0733-8724
PURE UUID: 722e9ecc-cd55-4452-b4c4-8a496a887c46
ORCID for Francesca Parmigiani: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-7784-2829
ORCID for Periklis Petropoulos: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-1576-8034
ORCID for David J. Richardson: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-7751-1058

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Date deposited: 10 Jul 2014 09:18
Last modified: 20 Jul 2019 01:24

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