Filter assisted wavelength conversion with quantum-dot SOAs

Stylianos Sygletos, Rene Bonk, Thomas Vallaitis, Andrej Marculescu, Philipp Vorreau, Jingshi Li, Romain Brenot, François Lelarge, Guang-Hua Duan, Wolfgang Freude, Jürg Leuthold

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    The nonlinear operation regimes of quantum-dot semiconductor optical amplifiers (QD-SOAs) are investigated and the ideal filter providing the best all-optical wavelength conversion efficiency is derived theoretically. Results are confirmed by experiments with Q2-factors amounting to 16 dB.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number5382543
    Pages (from-to)882-897
    Number of pages16
    JournalJournal of Lightwave Technology
    Issue number6
    Publication statusPublished - 15 Mar 2010


    • frequency conversion
    • nonlinear optics
    • phase modulation
    • semiconductor optical amplifiers
    • ultrafast optics


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