Integrated waveguide device for picosecond pulse amplification and spectral shaping

M.J.R. Heck, E.A.J.M. Bente, Y. Barbarin, A. Fryda, H.D. Jung, Y.S. Oei, R. Nötzel, D. Lenstra, M.K. Smit

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Abstract

We report on the simulation, design and characterization of a new device, named IRIS. It is designed for increasing the optical bandwidth of picosecond pulses to enable further pulse compression or shaping. The IRIS device consists of a concatenated array of semiconductor optical amplifiers and saturable absorbers. It is realized in the InP/InGaAsP material system for the 1550nm range. Simulations and measurements on the realized IRIS devices show increased spectral broadening as compared to an SOA of equivalent length. Moreover simulations show that pulse peak amplification is over two times higher and ASE output levels are lower by about two orders of magnitude, making it a promising short pulse amplifier.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 11th Annual Symposium of the IEEE/LEOS Benelux Chapter, 30 November - 1 December 2006, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
EditorsA.M.J. Koonen, X.J.M. Leijtens
Place of PublicationEindhoven
PublisherTechnische Universiteit Eindhoven
Pages41-44
ISBN (Print)90-6144-989-8
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Event11th Annual Symposium of the IEEE/LEOS Benelux Chapter - Eindhoven, Netherlands
Duration: 30 Nov 20061 Dec 2006

Conference

Conference11th Annual Symposium of the IEEE/LEOS Benelux Chapter
CountryNetherlands
CityEindhoven
Period30/11/061/12/06

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