Michelson interferometer-type wavelength converter integrated with multimode interference coupler; fundamental characteristics

Keitaro Yoshioka*, Kohji Miyazaki, Katsuyuki Utaka, Kei Uchida, Atsushi Matsumoto

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研究成果: Article査読

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We proposed and investigated a Michelson interferometer-type wavelength converter with a multimode interference coupler (MIWC-MMIC) as one of the key devices in future DWDM photonic switching networks. The MIWC-MMIC is compact and efficient due to its Michelson interferometer-like structure, which uses an MMIC simultaneously as input and output-side couplers. The dependence of the output characteristics on structural parameters, such as the power-division ratio of the MMIC and the reflection coefficient at semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA) ends, was analyzed to optimize the structure for operation with a low excess loss and a low signal light power. The device was actually fabricated and its preliminary static characteristics were measured. The cross modulation of the converted light by 9.0 dB was attained by introducing a signal light with a power of about -5 dBm.

本文言語English
ページ(範囲)3424-3428
ページ数5
ジャーナルJapanese Journal of Applied Physics, Part 1: Regular Papers and Short Notes and Review Papers
43
6 A
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2004 6月

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 工学(全般)
  • 物理学および天文学(全般)

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