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Ultrafast all-optical wavelength conversion using an integrated amplifier/DFB laser

Stephens, MFC and Penty, RV and White, IH and Asghari, M and Fice, MJ and Whiteaway, JEA (1997) Ultrafast all-optical wavelength conversion using an integrated amplifier/DFB laser. Conference Proceedings - Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting-LEOS, 11. pp. 127-128. ISSN 1092-8081

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Abstract

Wavelength conversion in the 1550 nm regime was achieved in an integrated semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA)/DFB laser by modulating the output power of the laser with a light beam of a different wavelength externally injected into the SOA section. A 12 dB output extinction ratio was obtained for an average coupled input power of 75 μW with the laser section driven at 65 mA and the amplifier section at 180 mA. The response time achieved was as low as 13 ps with the laser biased at 175 mA even with low extinction ratios. The laser exhibits a similar recovery time allowing potentially very high bit-rate operation.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Divisions: Div B > Photonics
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2014 12:44
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2014 19:23
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