Simple rules for optimizing asymmetries in SOA-based Mach-Zehnder wavelength converters

Show simple item record Dailey, James M. Koch, Thomas L. 2011-09-07T11:42:04Z 2011-09-07T11:42:04Z 2009-04-24
dc.identifier.citation Dailey, J.M., Koch, T.L. (2009) 'Simple Rules for Optimizing Asymmetries in SOA-Based Mach-Zehnder Wavelength Converters'. Journal of Lightwave Technology, 27 (11):1480-1488. doi: 10.1109/JLT.2009.2012875 en
dc.identifier.volume 27
dc.identifier.issued 11
dc.identifier.startpage 1480
dc.identifier.endpage 1488
dc.identifier.issn 0733-8724
dc.identifier.doi 10.1109/JLT.2009.2012875
dc.description.abstract We present an analysis of semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA) based differential Mach-Zehnder wavelength converters with a specific focus on optimizing performance through intentional asymmetries in optical power splitting, SOA bias, and interferometer phase bias.   By introducing a simple conceptual framework for understanding the amplifier pulse dynamics, two simple yet effective design rules are derived.  These design rules are validated using pseudo-random code in a comprehensive computer model, demonstrating the performance penalties that result when attempting optimization using only unequal SOA biasing or phase biasing.  This work illustrates that dramatic improvements in extinction and eye margin can be achieved with optimized splitter asymmetries, and has significant implications for improved network performance and converter cascadability. en
dc.description.sponsorship Bell Labs, Alcaltel-Lucent, United States (DARPA DOD-N IRIS project); State of Pennsylvania, United States (BFTDA Grant ME#21-116- 0014) en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher IEEE en
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dc.subject Optical Frequency Conversion en
dc.subject Optoelectronic devices en
dc.subject Optical Switches en
dc.subject Semiconductor Optical Amplifier en
dc.subject.lcsh Semiconductors en
dc.subject.lcsh Optical amplifiers en
dc.subject.lcsh Interferometers en
dc.title Simple rules for optimizing asymmetries in SOA-based Mach-Zehnder wavelength converters en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
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dc.internal.authorcontactother James Dailey, Photonics Systems Group, Tyndall National Institute, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. Email: en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en 2011-08-30T09:24:05Z
dc.description.version Accepted Version en
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dc.contributor.funder Bell Labs, Alcaltel-Lucent, United States en
dc.contributor.funder State of Pennsylvania, United States en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Journal of Lightwave Technology
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