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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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
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1997

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Export Date: 20 March 2014

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Language of Original Document: English

Correspondence Address: Stephens, M.F.C.; Dept. of Elec. and Electron. Eng., University of Bristol, Bristol BS8 1TR, United Kingdom

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


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