All-Optical RZ to NRZ Format Conversion Using Single SOA Assisted by Optical Band-Pass Filter

Xie Yi-Yuan, Zhang Jian-Guo, Wang Wei-Qiang, Yan Shuang-Yi, Xie Xiao-Ping

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Abstract

We propose a novel all-optical format conversion from the return-to-zero (RZ) to the non-return-to-zero (NRZ) based on single semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA) and optical band-pass filter (OBF). We demonstrate the proof of the principle experiment at 10Gbps by using the test SOA and OBF converter. The format conversion can be achieved with output extinction ratio of 11.51 dB. The BER is 5.5 10-9 when the power of NRZ is -10 dBm. The proposed scheme is robust and potential for applications in optical networks.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2051-2054
Number of pages4
JournalChinese Physics Letters
Volume25
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2008

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