Journal article

Tunable all-optical wavelength conversion of 160-Gb/s RZ optical signals by cascaded SFG-DFG generation in PPLN waveguide

Hideaki Furukawa, Ampalavanapillai Nirmalathas, Naoya Wada, Satoshi Shinada, Hiroshi Tsuboya, Tetsuya Miyazaki

IEEE PHOTONICS TECHNOLOGY LETTERS | IEEE-INST ELECTRICAL ELECTRONICS ENGINEERS INC | Published : 2007

Abstract

We report, for the first time, tunable all-optical wavelength conversion of 160-Gb/s return-to-zero (RZ) optical signals based on cascaded sum- and difference-frequency generation in a periodically poled LiNbO3 waveguide. The distorted signals due to limited phase-matching bandwidth during conversion were compensated by spectral reshaping. We achieved error-free tunable wavelength conversion with a bit-error rate of less than 10-9 for 160-Gb/s RZ signals in a 23-nm tuning range over the -band. © 2007 IEEE.