TITLE

Cross-gain modulation in broad-area vertical-cavity semiconductor optical amplifier

AUTHOR(S)
Marino, Francesco; Furfaro, Luca; Balle, Salvador
PUB. DATE
April 2005
SOURCE
Applied Physics Letters;4/11/2005, Vol. 86 Issue 15, p151116
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
We demonstrate that broad-area vertical-cavity semiconductor optical amplifiers allow for wavelength conversion at 2.5 Gb/s via cross-gain modulation (XGM). XGM is reached with a saturation beam of only 1.5 mW over an optical bandwidth of 0.7 nm (215 GHz). Depending on the wavelengths of the injected fields, inverted or noninverted output can be obtained.
ACCESSION #
17185386

 

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