1 Department of Photonics Engineering, Technical University of Denmark2 Department of Electromagnetic Systems, Technical University of Denmark
The cascading characteristics of a wavelength converter based on cross-gain modulation (XGM) are studied experimentally using a recirculating loop at 10 Gb/s. The maximum cascaded number of the wavelength converter converting the signal to the same wavelength is improved from five to eight by adding a fiber grating-based optical add-drop multiplexer after the semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA) to enhance the high-frequency response of the wavelength converter. However, the low-frequency degradation of the signal together with amplified spontaneous emission (ASE) noise and jitter accumulation finally limits the wavelength converter to he cascaded for more times.
I E E E Photonics Technology Letters, 2000, Vol 12, Issue 3, p. 272-274