Phase-sensitive frequency conversion of quadrature modulated signals
ABSTRACT Two mechanisms that can make frequency conversion based on nonlinear mixing dependent on the phase of the input signal are identified. A novel phase-to-polarization converter that converts the orthogonal phase components of an input signal to two orthogonally polarized outputs is proposed. The operation of this scheme and a previously reported scheme at an increased symbol rate are simulated with semiconductor optical amplifiers (SOAs) as the nonlinear devices. Experimental results demonstrate the effectiveness of SOAs for nonlinear mixing over a wide range of wavelengths and difference frequencies and confirm the accuracy of the numerical model.
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ABSTRACT: We present highly accurate and easy to implement, improved lumped semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA) models for both single-pass and reflective semiconductor optical amplifiers (RSOA). The key feature of the model is the inclusion of the internal losses and we show that a few subdivisions are required to achieve an accuracy of 0.12 dB. For the case of RSOAs, we generalize a recently published model to account for the internal losses that are vital to replicate observed RSOA behavior. The results of the improved reduced RSOA model show large overlap when compared to a full bidirectional travelling wave model over a 40 dB dynamic range of input powers and a 20 dB dynamic range of reflectivity values. The models would be useful for the rapid system simulation of signals in communication systems, i.e. passive optical networks that employ RSOAs, signal processing using SOAs and for implementing digital back propagation to undo amplifier induced signal distortions.Optics Communications 09/2014; Optics Communications(334):pp. 170-173. DOI:10.1016/j.optcom.2014.08.040 · 1.54 Impact Factor
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ABSTRACT: We present a new method to perform phase regeneration of phase encoded signals. In our concept called "hybrid optical phase squeezer (HOPS)," a multilevel phase-quantized signal is synthesized through the coherent addition of a phase-conjugate copy of the signal and a phase harmonic of the signal with a frequency shifter. Unlike the conventional method by phase sensitive amplification, HOPS does not use any optical parametric gain such that only optical elements with low optical nonlinearity are necessary for optical phase quantization. In the proof-of-concept experiment, it is confirmed that a 2-level HOPS can perform quadrature squeezing with an extinction ratio of 40 dB. Simultaneous phase regeneration of two coherent wavelength-division-multiplexed 10.75-Gb/s binary phase-shift keyed signals is successfully demonstrated using a 2-level HOPS based on a semiconductor optical amplifier.Optics Express 05/2014; 22(10):12177-12188. DOI:10.1364/OE.22.012177 · 3.53 Impact Factor