Photonic Network Communications

, Volume 2, Issue 1, pp 85–95

Wavelength Conversion Technologies

  • Domenico Campi
  • Claudio Coriasso

DOI: 10.1023/A:1010011325594

Cite this article as:
Campi, D. & Coriasso, C. Photonic Network Communications (2000) 2: 85. doi:10.1023/A:1010011325594


This paper reports a review of the different technologies used for wavelength conversion in wavelength-division multiplexed networks. The strengths and the weaknesses of the competing technologies, including optoelectronic wavelength conversion, four-wave mixing, difference frequency generation, cross-gain and cross-phase modulation in semiconductor optical amplifiers, are stressed with regard to conversion speed, transparency and regeneration of the converted signal.

wavelength conversion WDM optical telecommunications photonics 

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • Domenico Campi
    • 1
  • Claudio Coriasso
    • 1
  1. 1.Centro Studi e Laboratori TelecomunicazioniOptical Technology CenterTorinoItaly

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