16 September 2017 Dual-drive Mach–Zehnder modulator-based reconfigurable and transparent spectral conversion for dense wavelength division multiplexing transmissions
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Abstract
A digital signal process enabled dual-drive Mach–Zehnder modulator (DD-MZM)-based spectral converter is proposed and extensively investigated to realize dynamically reconfigurable and high transparent spectral conversion. As another important innovation point of the paper, to optimize the converter performance, the optimum operation conditions of the proposed converter are deduced, statistically simulated, and experimentally verified. The optimum conditions supported-converter performances are verified by detail numerical simulations and experiments in intensity-modulation and direct-detection-based network in terms of frequency detuning range-dependent conversion efficiency, strict operation transparency for user signal characteristics, impact of parasitic components on the conversion performance, as well as the converted component waveform are almost nondistortion. It is also found that the converter has the high robustness to the input signal power, optical signal-to-noise ratio variations, extinction ratio, and driving signal frequency.
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Mingzhi Mao, Chen Qian, Bingyao Cao, Qianwu Zhang, Yingxiong Song, Min Wang, "Dual-drive Mach–Zehnder modulator-based reconfigurable and transparent spectral conversion for dense wavelength division multiplexing transmissions," Optical Engineering 56(9), 096105 (16 September 2017). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.OE.56.9.096105 . Submission: Received: 15 May 2017; Accepted: 24 August 2017
Received: 15 May 2017; Accepted: 24 August 2017; Published: 16 September 2017
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