Optical label encoding using electroabsorption modulators and investigation of chirp properties

L. Xu, N. Chi, L.K. Oxenlowe, K. Yvind, J. Mork, P. Jeppesen, J. Hanberg
2003 Journal of Lightwave Technology  
A novel scheme of optical label encoding by wavelength conversion based on electroabsorption modulators (EAMs) is reported. Based on the experimental observations, the chirp properties of the wavelength-converted signal are discussed and a wide dynamic range of the chirp -parameter is found allowed. Compared with cross-gain modulation (XGM) in a semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA), the EAM has several advantages, which make it attractive for optical label encoding or other applications as a wavelength converter.
doi:10.1109/jlt.2003.815504 fatcat:cr4qqodllfhirnitqjqm7ppo3y