Ultrafast all-optical wavelength conversion using an integrated amplifier/DFB laser

M.F.C. Stephens, R.V. Penty, I.H. White, M. Asghari, M.J. Fice, J.E.A. Whiteaway, Anon [No Value] (Editor)

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Abstract

Wavelength conversion in the 1550 nm regime was achieved in an integrated semiconductor optical amplifier (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. A 12 dB output extinction ratio was obtained for an average coupled input power of 75 μW with the laser section driven at 65 mA and the amplifier section at 180 mA. The response time achieved was as low as 13 ps with the laser biased at 175 mA even with low extinction ratios. The laser exhibits a similar recovery time allowing potentially very high bit-rate operation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages127-128
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 1997

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Keywords

  • Distributed feedback lasers
  • Laser pulses
  • Light emission
  • Light extinction
  • Light modulation
  • Semiconductor lasers
  • Ultrafast phenomena
  • Integrated semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA)
  • Ultrafast all optical wavelength conversion
  • Optical frequency conversion

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Stephens, M. F. C., Penty, R. V., White, I. H., Asghari, M., Fice, M. J., Whiteaway, J. E. A., & [No Value], A. (Ed.) (1997). Ultrafast all-optical wavelength conversion using an integrated amplifier/DFB laser. 127-128.
Stephens, M.F.C. ; Penty, R.V. ; White, I.H. ; Asghari, M. ; Fice, M.J. ; Whiteaway, J.E.A. ; [No Value], Anon (Editor). / Ultrafast all-optical wavelength conversion using an integrated amplifier/DFB laser. 2 p.
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Ultrafast all-optical wavelength conversion using an integrated amplifier/DFB laser. / Stephens, M.F.C.; Penty, R.V.; White, I.H.; Asghari, M.; Fice, M.J.; Whiteaway, J.E.A.; [No Value], Anon (Editor).

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Stephens MFC, Penty RV, White IH, Asghari M, Fice MJ, Whiteaway JEA et al. Ultrafast all-optical wavelength conversion using an integrated amplifier/DFB laser. 1997.