All-optical discrimination based on nonlinear transmittance of MQW semiconductor optical gates

Akira Hirano, Hiroyuki Tsuda, Hideki Kobayashi, Ryo Takahashi, Masaki Asobe, Kenji Sato, Kazuo Hagimoto

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Abstract

This paper proposes an all-optical regenerator utilizing a novel all-optical discriminator. The impacts of nonlinearity of optical gates on discrimination performance are estimated. The evaluation of discrimination performance shows that amplified spontaneous emission noise and wave form distortion in optical signals can be effectively suppressed. We experimentally demonstrate the suppression using a low-temperature-grown optical switch up to 10 Gb/s.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)873-884
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Lightwave Technology
Volume17
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1999 May 1
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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