All-optical seed pulse extraction for packet synchronization based on self-induced effects in a vertical-cavity semiconductor gate

C. Porzi, N. Calabretta, M. Guina

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Abstract

Self-induced effects in a passive polarization-independent vertical-cavity semiconductor gate are investigated numerically and experimentally. We demonstrate all-optical seed-pulse extraction for synchronization of differential phase-shift keying and ON-OFF keying packets at 10 Gb/s. Our results provide evidence that vertical-cavity gates, exploiting saturable absorption in semiconductor quantum-wells, exhibit attractive performances in terms of efficiency, power consumption, and polarization independency.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1509-1511
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
Volume18
Issue number14
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jul 2006
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Optical signal processing
  • Packet self-synchronization
  • Packet switching
  • Quantum-well devices

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