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 publication2005 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO
Pages725-727
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2005
Event2005 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO - Baltimore, MD, USA United States
Duration: 22 May 200527 May 2005

Publication series

Name2005 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO
Volume1

Conference

Conference2005 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO
CountryUSA United States
CityBaltimore, MD
Period22/05/0527/05/05

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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