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Parametric impairments analysis of all-optical format conversion techniques with a MZI-SOA

Dionísio, R.P. ; Nogueira, R.N. ; Teixeira, A.

Parametric impairments analysis of all-optical format conversion techniques with a MZI-SOA, Proc International Conference on Applications of Optics and Photonics - AOP2014, Aveiro, Portugal, Vol. -, pp. - - -, May, 2014.

Digital Object Identifier: 10.1117/12.2061109

Abstract
This paper proposes a new methodology for the generation of quadrature amplitude modulation signals, based on all-optical processing from nonlinear interferometric devices. The degradation of the systems performance is numerically analyzed, as a function of operational parameter’s unbalance and physical impairments of the system. The results shows that the probe laser power and the coupling factor of optical couplers are the most sensitive parameters of the proposed format conversion system. © (2014) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.