Demonstration of ultrafast all-optical wavelength conversion utilizing birefringence in semiconductor optical amplifiers

M. F C Stephens, M. Asghari, R. V. Penty, I. H. White

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Abstract

High-extinction-ratio wavelength conversion has been demonstrated in a semiconductor optical amplifier using a mixture of cross-gain and cross-phase modulation in a polarization rotation technique. 40-ps-wide pulses at 1311 nm have been generated using 47-ps, 5.7-mW peak-power input pulses at 1300 nm. Excellent agreement with experiment has been obtained using a computer model.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)449-451
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
Volume9
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 1997

Keywords

  • Optical communications
  • Optical polarization
  • Semiconductor optical amplifier
  • Wavelength conversion
  • Wavelength division multiplexing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Demonstration of ultrafast all-optical wavelength conversion utilizing birefringence in semiconductor optical amplifiers. / Stephens, M. F C; Asghari, M.; Penty, R. V.; White, I. H.

In: IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, Vol. 9, No. 4, 01.04.1997, p. 449-451.

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