Chirp limitation on Mach-Zehnder interferometer ultrafast switching employing semiconductor optical amplifiers

D. Reading-Picopoulos, C. K. Yow, R. V. Penty, I. H. White

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Abstract

We show for the first time that for a given switching pulse width, the maximum switching speed obtainable from a Mach-Zehnder interferometer employing semiconductor optical amplifiers is strongly dependent on the SOA chirp characteristics.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2006
PublisherOptical Society of America
ISBN (Print)9781557528131
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2006
EventConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2006 - Long Beach, CA, USA United States
Duration: 21 May 200621 May 2006

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
ISSN (Electronic)2162-2701

Conference

ConferenceConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2006
CountryUSA United States
CityLong Beach, CA
Period21/05/0621/05/06

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

Cite this

Reading-Picopoulos, D., Yow, C. K., Penty, R. V., & White, I. H. (2006). Chirp limitation on Mach-Zehnder interferometer ultrafast switching employing semiconductor optical amplifiers. In Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2006 (Optics InfoBase Conference Papers). Optical Society of America.