Ultrafast all-optical regeneration using a simple SOA/DFB laser device

V. Saxena, K. A. Williams, R. V. Penty, I. H. White

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All optical 2R regeneration and wavelength conversion was demonstrated using a semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA)/distributed feedback (DFB) laser device. The regenerated signal exhibits a Q factor improvement of 2.5 between input and output of the 2R regenerator. It was found that the extinction ratio improved from 5.2dB to 7.7dB with simultaneous amplification.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)74-77
Number of pages4
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2001


  • Optical switching devices
  • Regenerator
  • Wavelength convertors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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