High speed wavelength conversion utilising an integrated amplifier/DFB laser

M. F C Stephens, R. V. Penty, I. H. White, M. Asghari, K. A. Williams, M. J. Fice, J. E A Whiteaway

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Wavelength conversion in the 1.55-μm regime was achieved for the first time in an integrated 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. In terms of speed, response times as low as 13ps were observed, though at the expense of reduced extinction ratio. Generally, these results indicate that operation in the 10s of GB/s should be possible.

Original languageEnglish
JournalIEE Colloquium (Digest)
Issue number36
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1997
EventProceedings of the 1997 IEE Colloquium on WDW Technology and Applications - London, UK
Duration: 6 Feb 19976 Feb 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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