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Wavelength Dependence and Chirp of a Mach-Zehnder Wavelength Converter with Monolithically Integrated DFB Laser

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The first interferometric wavelength converter with an integrated CW source is shown to operate with 0.5–0.8 dB penalty at 2.5 Gb/s for wavelength conversion and same-wavelength operation. Fiber coupled conversion gain of up to 7.5 dB is achieved. The chirp parameter α is measured to be 2.

© 1997 Optical Society of America

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