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All-optical wavelength converters play a key role for next-generation high-bit-rate optical networks. A high-speed, simple, and compact wavelength converter can resolve contention, reduce wavelength blocking, and enable a multitude of new wavelength routing approaches. We propose the combination of a quantum-dash mode-locked laser (QD-MLL) with a(More)
We investigate experimentally all-optical clock recovery for return-to-zero (RZ) and nonreturn-to-zero (NRZ) differential phase-shift keying (DPSK) signals at 40 Gbits/s using a passively mode-locked quantum-dot Fabry-Perot (QD-FP) semiconductor laser. The QD-FP laser exhibits a beat spectrum linewidth of 80 kHz, which enables a recovered clock signal with(More)
Injection-locking is based on the fact that the laser can be locked onto the frequency and the phase of an external injected optical signal. When a Fabry-Perot laser diode (FP LD) is locked onto a single-mode signal, its operation becomes single-mode. The injection-locked FP LD (IL-FP LD) has been proposed as a standard component for optical access network(More)
In this paper we present our recent works on optical injection of Fabry-Perot laser diode for application in access networks. The injection-locked Fabry-Perot laser diode is used as low-cost colorless transmitters for high-speed optical access exploiting wavelength-division-multiplexing technology. The modification of main characteristics of Fabry-Perot(More)
This research carries out coherence measurements of a 42.7 GHz quantum dash (QDash) semiconductor laser when passively, electrically, and optically mode-locked. Coherence of the spectral lines from the mode-locked laser is determined by examining the radio frequency beat-tone linewidth as the mode spacing is increased up to 1.1 THz. Electric-field(More)
The application of a mode-locked quantum-dot Fabry-Perot (QD-FP) laser in a wavelength preserving all-optical 3R regenerator is demonstrated at 40 Gb/s. The 3R regenerator consists of a QD-FP laser for low-timing jitter clock recovery, cross-phase modulation based retiming, and self-phase modulation based reshaping. The performance of the alloptical 3R(More)
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