Error-free transmission for incoherent broad-band optical communications systems using incoherent-to-coherent wavelength conversion

A new method is presented to exploit the cross-gain modulation mechanism in semiconductor optical amplifiers to reduce the intensity noise of spectrum-sliced communications systems via conversion of the modulated incoherent optical signal into a coherent signal before the detection process. Wavelength-division-multiplexed networks using broad-band sources… CONTINUE READING