High-speed wavelength conversion utilizing birefringence in semiconductor optical amplifiers

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

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Abstract

This paper describes a novel technique whereby a mixture of cross-phase and cross-gain modulation effects in an SOA causes polarization rotation of a cw probe beam in the presence of a signal pulse, enabling the transmission of the probe through a polarizer to be controlled. The benefits of this approach are: 1) Very high extinction ratios present in the wavelength converted signal (>30 achieved); 2) A non-inverted wavelength converted signal, which is advantageous for chirp-compensation;2 3) A simple and stable experimental set-up, 4) Converted pulses which can be shaped to be faster than the input pulses.
Original languageEnglish
Pages348-349
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 1996

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Bibliographical note

Conference Proceedings - Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting-LEOS
1092-8081
Piscataway, NJ, United States

Keywords

  • Amplification
  • Birefringence
  • Computer simulation
  • Fiber optic networks
  • Frequency converters
  • Frequency division multiplexing
  • Light amplifiers
  • Light polarization
  • Semiconductor lasers
  • Carrier depletion
  • Extinction ratio
  • Gain saturation effect
  • High speed wavelength conversion
  • Phase change
  • Polarization rotation
  • Semiconductor optical amplifiers
  • Optical frequency conversion

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Stephens, M. F. C., Penty, R. V., Asghari, M., & White, I. H. (1996). High-speed wavelength conversion utilizing birefringence in semiconductor optical amplifiers. 348-349.
Stephens, M.F.C. ; Penty, R.V. ; Asghari, M. ; White, I.H. / High-speed wavelength conversion utilizing birefringence in semiconductor optical amplifiers. 2 p.
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1996. 348-349.

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