All-Optical Gated Wavelength Converter-Eraser Using a Single SOA-MZI

  title={All-Optical Gated Wavelength Converter-Eraser Using a Single SOA-MZI},
  author={An Truong Nguyen and Claudio Porzi and Giovanni Serafino and Francesco Fresi and G. Contestabile and Antonella Bogoni},
  journal={IEEE Photonics Technology Letters},
We propose and experimentally demonstrate an original scheme for simultaneous all-optical wavelength conversion and data erasing under an optical gate signal, suitable for on-off keying (OOK) signals. This function is obtained in a semiconductor optical amplifier Mach-Zehnder interferometer (SOA-MZI) exploiting nonlinear interaction between a continuous data stream and an optical gate signal at a different wavelength. In correspondence of the gate signal, a burst of data from the optical stream… CONTINUE READING