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 2005
PublisherOptical Society of America
ISBN (Print)9781557527707
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2005
EventConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2005 - Baltimore, MD, USA United States
Duration: 22 May 200522 May 2005

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
ISSN (Electronic)2162-2701

Conference

ConferenceConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2005
CountryUSA United States
CityBaltimore, MD
Period22/05/0522/05/05

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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