An all-optical WDM to TDM converter, or transmultiplexer, is described. The transmultiplexer is based on optical frequency conversion by gain compression in semiconductor optical amplifiers. Operation of the transmultiplexer is demonstrated experimentally, and bit error rate measurements are reported.
- Optical communication
- Optical frequency conversion
- Semiconductor optical amplifiers
- Time division multiplexing
- Wavelength división multiplexing